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.

Friday, 19th June 2020, 2:47 pm

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.

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“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.