A TOTAL of 12 people were arrested in dawn raids across Wirral as part of an 18-month investigation into organised crime and drug supply.

The North West Regional organised crime unit (TITAN) executed warrants at 18 properties across the borough including Rock Ferry, Oxton, Prenton, Birkenhead and Bebington on Thursday.

A further four warrants were executed in Bristol and Milton Keynes.

A 52 year-old man and 53 year-old woman who were arrested on suspicion of money laundering have been released under investigation.

Ten people were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A and Class B drugs from the ages of 25 to 63.

They will remain in police custody where they will continue to be questioned by detectives today.