Police seize drug dealer's car while clamping down on dodgy scrap metal vans in Leeds

Police in Leeds seized a drug dealer's car during a clampdown on dodgy scrap metal vans in Leeds.

Wednesday, 3rd April 2019, 2:52 pm
Updated Wednesday, 3rd April 2019, 3:28 pm
Police in Leeds have seized a drug dealer's car during a clampdown on dodgy scrap metal vans in Leeds. Photo credit: West Yorkshire Police.

West Yorkshire police had a clampdown on scrap metal vans in the Adel and Wharfedale areas of Leeds on Monday, April 1.

They stopped several vehicles and did checks on people, cars and licenses.

A number of fines and tickets were issued.

Police also managed to seize a car that was known for drug dealing locally.

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It was seized for having no insurance.

In a statement on Facebook, the West Yorkshire Police - Leeds North West team said: "This morning police and partner agencies conducted an operation in Adel & Wharfedale targeting scrap metal vans.

"A number of vehicles were stopped and various checks on people, vehicles and licences carried out.

"Several notices, tickets and fines were issued plus a local vehicle known for drug dealing was seized for no insurance and the driver reported for no licence."