West Yorkshire man charged after police seize 7Kg of cocaine worth more than £500k on M62 in Leeds

A man from West Yorkshire has been charged after police seized 7kg of cocaine - with an estimated street value of up to £560,000.

Friday, 17th April 2020, 3:25 pm
Updated Friday, 17th April 2020, 3:34 pm

Saeed Malik, 61, of Southfield Lane in Bradford, has been charged with Possession with Intent to Supply Class ‘A’ Drugs after 7Kg of suspected cocaine was recovered from a vehicle on the M62 at 3:10pm on Tuesday April 14, 2020.

Malik was initially arrested after the Honda Civic he was driving was stopped by a Proactive Intercept Team near Junction 28 at Tingley, Leeds.

The substance found during a search of the vehicle is believed to have a potential street value of up to £560,000.

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An amount of cash and other items were also seized, police said.

Malik is due to appear before Leeds Crown Court on May 14, 2020.

West Yorkshire Police, Head of Serious and Organised Crime, Detective Superintendent Carl Galvin said: “As part of the ongoing Programme Precision to tackle serious organised crime, we continue to proactively respond to information and intelligence, with significant success.

“This latest vehicle stop is representative of our ongoing efforts, which do not stop in spite of the circumstances we are all currently operating within.

“I would encourage anyone who has information about suspected drugs related activity to share it with us via the non-emergency options or report it in confidence via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”