Suspected drugs haul seized after speeding car stopped

POLICE found £120,000 worth of suspected drugs after they stopped a car for speeding.

The car, which was travelling on the A19 north, near Hartlepool, was brought to a stop on a slip road near to Dalton Park, near Easington, at around 12.45pm yesterday.

Hartlepool officers recovered 12kg of suspected amphetamine with a street value of around £120,000.

A 32-year-old man from the Newcastle area was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class B drugs.

He has been bailed pending further inquiries and forensic testing of the suspected drugs.

Detective Sergeant Daryll Tomlinson, from Hartlepool Drugs Unit, said the seizure sent out a warning to those suspected of criminal activity and added: “This is a significant recovery of suspected drugs for Cleveland Police.”