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Two arrests after £10k cash found in car driving through North Yorkshire

Two arrests after £10k cash found in car driving through North Yorkshire

Published by May Norman at 10:44am 17th June 2020.

Police stop a car and discovered thousands of pounds of cash inside

  • North Yorkshire Police have arrested two men on suspicion of drug driving and money laundering.
  • Both men were stopped in separate cars as they travelled through the county.
  • In one case, officers discovered about £10,000 in cash inside a vehicle.
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This is the moment North Yorkshire Police officers stopped a car driving through the county – and discovered thousands of pounds of cash inside.

On Saturday (13 June, 2020), at about 7.30pm, officers from North Yorkshire Police’s Operational Support Unit and Roads Policing Group located a suspicious vehicle on the A1(M) southbound at junction 48, near Boroughbridge.

They followed the Mercedes C200 and brought it to a stop south of junction 44 at Bramham.

About £10,000 in cash was found inside the vehicle.

Officers carried out a roadside drug wipe on the driver, a 60-year-old man, and he was arrested on suspicion of drug driving and money laundering.

He was later charged with failing to provide a specimen of blood for analysis, and released under investigation while enquiries continue into the suspected money laundering.

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Meanwhile, a second car travelling near the Mercedes, a VW Golf, left the motorway at junction 46. Officers located it at the service area there.

The 26-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of drug driving, possession of cannabis and money laundering. He has been charged with failing to provide a specimen of blood for analysis, received a cannabis warning for possession of cannabis, and released under investigation while enquiries continue into the suspected money laundering.

Both vehicles were seized for further examination.