Officers from the Titan have arrested 17 people on suspicion of drugs offences as part of an investigation into a multi-million pound drugs conspiracy.
Officers from Titan, helped by officers from Merseyside and North Wales executed 22 search warrants across Kirkdale, Sleeper Hill, Vauxhall, Kensington, Walton, Bellevale, Everton, Kirkby, Eastham and Gronant in North Wales following a lengthy investigation into drugs trafficking.
Fifteen men and two women have been taken to police stations for questioning by detectives.
Those arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs are:
Four men aged 33, 29, 25 and 60 and a 30-year-old woman from Kensington
A 34-year-old man from Eastham
Two men aged 54 and 59 from Sleeper Hill
Two men aged 28 and 40 from Kirkdale
Three men aged 50, 32 and 61 from Everton
Two men aged 28 and 37 from Walton
A 44-year-old man from Kirkby
A 32-year-old woman from Vauxhall has also been arrested on suspicion of money laundering
During the searches officers seized a large quantity of substances believed to be Class A drugs and mixing agents, cash, two cars and drugs paraphenalia.
Detective Superintendent Jason Hudson from Titan said: "Drugs are a blight on communities and can have a devastating affect on not only those who use them but on residents who witness drug related activity in their area.
"Today's operation demonstrates the ongoing commitment and dedication of Titan in tackling drug-related crime across the North West.
"We appeal to anyone with any information relating to serious and organised crime in their area to contact police so we can take rigorous action against them."
Anyone with any information is asked to call their neighbourhood policing team on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. Alternatively, people can leave information via Titan's website on www.titanrocu.org.uk