Police find £10k cash when they stop car near Bramham
Police found £10,000 cash stashed in a car when they stopped the driver near Bramham.
On Saturday June 13, at about 7.30pm, officers from North Yorkshire Police’s Operational Support Unit and Roads Policing Group followed a suspicious vehicle on the A1(M) southbound at junction 48, near Boroughbridge.
They followed the Mercedes C200 and stopped it south of junction 44 at Bramham.
“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,” said a force spokesman.
“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.
“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.
He received a cannabis warning for possession of cannabis, and released under investigation while enquiries continue into the suspected money laundering.
Both vehicles were seized.