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Posted on Monday 26 September 2022
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Drugs on board!

Durham Roads and Armed policing officers intercepted a car at a service station on Friday afternoon (September 23) after suspecting it was being used to transport drugs into South Durham.

The vehicle was quickly identified as a Volvo XC90 by our colleagues from National Police Air Service (NPAS) and was seen heading back from Manchester into the North East via the A1M.

RAP officers were deployed to the area and kept in constant contact with NPAS who kept eyes on the vehicle as it pulled into Scotch Corner Services.

All four occupants were detained at the service station and a search of the car revealed a large quantity of Class B and C drugs.

A 48-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply and no insurance, while another man, aged 22 and two woman, aged 37 and 32 were also arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply.

The drugs and car were seized and an investigation underway.All four have been released under investigation whilst enquiries continue.

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