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Police drug raids continue under Operation Pegasus (Photograph supplied)

Police have seized “a large quantity of cash” after officers executed a series of warrants linked with a weekend drugs raid.

It comes as police confirmed that cocaine, heroin and the dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl had been found at the weekend as officers carried out Operation Pegasus.

It was prompted after several people were taken to hospital and one man died from a suspected overdose said to be linked to heroin laced with fentanyl.

Detective Chief Inspector Sherwin Joseph of the Specialist Investigations Department said items seized over the weekend had been tested by senior government analysts.

Today warrants were executed on houses in the eastern and western parishes by officers from the drugs unit, tactical support division and criminal investigations unit, led by Sergeant Jerry Waterman.

Cash found was held under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

A spokesman said police continued to appeal for anyone with information on illegal drug activity to call 211, or the main police number 295-0011.

The public can also use the confidential Crime Stoppers number, 800-8477.

He added: “Speaking with a police officer with whom you are familiar is another means by which you may provide information to us.”

Large amounts of cash were seized by police as a sting operation continues (Photograph supplied)