Leeds: Car had £100,000 in a bag in the boot

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THREE men were arrested after a car was stopped and £100,000 found in a plastic bag in the boot.

Police in Leeds then found cocaine worth £50,000 at a house in Harehills, Leeds, as part of their inquiries.

The drama began when police stopped a VW Golf on the A64 York Road in Seacroft, Leeds. In it were two men aged 32 and 34.

Officers searched the car and found in excess of £100,000 in the boot. A small quantity of the cannabis was also discovered in the car.

The men were arrested on suspicion of possessing stolen property and possession of drugs and money laundering offences.

Police then went to Nowell Terrace, Harehills, where they found the cocaine.

Two men aged 47 and 40 were arrested from the house on suspicion of possession with intent to supply drugs. The 40-year-old has been released on police bail.

A 47-year-old man yesterday appeared at Leeds Magistrates Court charged with possession of drugs with intent to supply alongside two men aged 34 and 32 who are also charged with possession of drugs with intent to supply and possession of criminal property. All three were bailed to appear again on Feb 25.

bruce.a.smith@ypn.co.uk

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