Lancashire man arrested after £36k in cash and 'cocaine' seized by police

A Skelmersdale man has been arrested after police discovered £36k in cash and 'cocaine' following a stop and search in St Helens.

By Sean Gleaves
Tuesday, 3rd November 2020, 3:47 pm

Police stopped a BMW in "suspicious circumstances" on Hatfield Close at around 3.30pm on Monday (November 2).

Officers noticed the driver appeared nervous and a search of the vehicle led to £10,000 being recovered from the passenger door.

The 38-year-old man, from Skelmersdale, was arrested on suspicion of possession of criminal property and was taken to a police station for questioning.

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£10,000 was recovered from a passenger door after police stopped a BMW in St Helens. (Credit: Merseyside Police)

A number of addresses in Lancashire were then searched and a further £26,000 and 2kg of suspected cocaine were discovered. Police say enquiries are ongoing.

A spokesman for Merseyside Police said: "If you have any information about suspected drug supply in your area, please contact our social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC.

"You can also call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at Always call 999 if a crime is in progress."

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A further £26,000 and 2kg of suspected cocaine were discovered following searches of a number of addresses in Lancashire. (Credit: Merseyside Police)

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