Two people have been arrested over drugs, money laundering and weapons offences after a police dog sniffed-out a quantity of drugs and cash during a morning raid.

Early on Friday, officers from the Burnley and rural task force executed two drugs warrants in the Ightenhill area of the town.

A police sniffer dog, PD Jerry, was deployed to help hunt down any suspcious packages and was able to recover suspected drugs and a quantity of cash.

As a result a man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of drugs and suspicion of money laundering.

A spokesperson for the police said: "This morning officers from Burnley and Rural Task Force have executed two drug warrants in the Ightenhill area.

"We have arrested a male and a female on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of drugs and money laundering.

"They will be interviewed in due course.

"A quantity of drugs, weapons and money have been recovered.

"Thanks to PD Jerry for his help in locating the drugs and money.

"We will continue to target criminals involved in the supply of drugs."

Anyone who wants to report drug dealing in their area is asked to contact the police on 101, or information can be reported anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 11.

Alternatively they can email the team on BurnleyNBHTaskforce@lancashire.pnn.police.