Efforts to trace six men from Huyton remain ongoing as EncroChat detectives continue to focus their attention on the area.
The suspects, all sought in relation to drugs probes, are the subject of Merseyside Police appeals as detectives attempt to track them down.
The men are the latest from the area to fall under the scope of inquiries linked to the communications network.
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On Wednesday, Merseyside Police issued an appeal for Dean Nugent, who is wanted by the force in connection with an investigation into the supply of Class A and B drugs.
The 34-year-old was described as being 5ft 11in tall, of slim build, with receding blonde hair, protruding ears and having blue eyes. Nugent appeared among five others in a series of appeals issued by the force in August.
Of 18 men officers wish to speak with, one third were from the Huyton area.
The others are Ian Roberts, 26; Neil Kettle, 33; Dean Taylor, 43; Lee McKune, 33; Terence Wilson, 36, and Stephen Zeisz, 29.
The enquiries sparked by the hack of EncroChat, a messaging platform said to have been beloved by organised criminals, have led to more than 150 arrests on Merseyside and Huyton has emerged as an area that has come under particular scrutiny.
One series of raids in July led to the recovery of 40kg of suspected cocaine as properties across Huyton were hit.
A number of significant criminals from the area have already been prosecuted as a result of information obtained by officers as part of EncroChat inquiries.
They include Michael Townsend, of Grant Road in Huyton, who supplied bulk quantities of cannabis to other dealers across the city using the alias 'SacredMask'.
The 26-year-old was convicted of conspiracy to supply cannabis and a criminal property offence and sentenced to six years.
Shaun Done, of Beech Road, Huyton, moved drugs and cash around the city, using the handle 'NuttyLeopard'.
When police caught up with him they discovered he had over £27,000 stashed in his home - some of which he stored in dirty washing baskets.
Done admitted conspiracy to supply cocaine, conspiracy to supply cannabis and a criminal property offence and was sentenced to seven years and nine months.
Jordan Hughes, was sentenced to 12 years after pleading guilty to conspiring to supplying multi-kilos of heroin and cocaine. The 30-year-old, Holly Road in Roby, operated under the handle ' SnowEmu '.
And Thomas Brabbins, 28 and of Cherry Tree Road, Huyton, was sentenced to seven years six months after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine; conspiracy to supply cannabis; possession of cannabis with intent to supply; two counts of possession of criminal property and possession of cannabis. His EncroChat handle was 'CoastalSummer'.
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