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The early-morning operation involved officers from Merseyside Police Force Crime Operations Unit (FCOU), working alongside HM Customs, the National Crime Squad and officers from Kent Constabulary.
"During this investigation detectives from the FCOU have seized class A drugs with an estimated street value of pounds 166m.
DCS Nick Houseley, FCOU manager, said: ``We aim to develop a team that can support existing investigations when they reach an impasse to ensure they have followed all lines of inquiry.
JUNE 20: Class A drugs with a street value of pounds 2m recovered from a Peugeot car in Huyton as part of an on-going operation by the FCOU.
Between March 2002 and March 2003 the FCOU, which probes serious crimes including murder, drugs and fraud, was responsible for jailing criminals for a total of 360 years -more than a third of those for drugs offences.
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