Roads Crime Team seizes large amounts of drugs and cash in two stops


21 Sep 2022


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Two stops by our specialist Roads Crime Team uncovered approximately £4-5k worth of cocaine and nearly £80k of cash.

The Roads Crime Team (RCT) is a proactive unit that uses intel to target criminals using our area’s roads, and carries out pre-emptive stops on vehicles suspected of being involved in criminality – particularly the supply of drugs.

During the past few weeks, this unit has been responsible for seizing large amounts of drugs and proceeds of crime.

On Sunday 4 September, a suspect vehicle was spotted driving south on the A614. Roads Crime officers brought the car safely to a stop outside Howden. On searching the vehicle, an amount of cash believed to have been in the region of £35k was uncovered.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of money laundering. They have since been released under investigation whilst our enquiries continue.

On Friday 26 August, the team stopped a vehicle on Hopewell Road, Hull, after it was seen driving at excessive speed.

The driver, passenger and vehicle were searched and six grams of what was believed to be Class A drugs was found. Section 18 searches of the driver and passenger’s properties were carried out and large quantities of cash were uncovered, as well as around 150g of what was thought to be cocaine.

Lewis Bailey (20) of Oakwell Grove, Hull, and Jay Rouse (21) of Alaska Street, Hull, were both charged with possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, and possession of criminal property.

They are due to appear before Hull Crown Court on Monday 26 September.

For more information about our Roads Crime Team and Roads Policing Unit, you can follow @HumberbeatRoads on Twitter.