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Police uncover £250,000 in a car on the M6 at Leyland

Posted on - 22nd August, 2023 - 6:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Leyland, Preston News, Roads, South Ribble News, Transport
Officers found tightly wrapped bundles of cash in the back of the car Pic: South Ribble Police

Police have uncovered more than a quarter of a million pounds in a car on the M6.

South Ribble Police stopped a black Kia Sportage close to Leyland on the M6 at 3.36pm on Monday (21 August).

Officers made the stop due to the ‘suspicious nature of its driving’.

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They uncovered in the back of the vehicle tightly wrapped bundles of cash which totalled more than £250,000.

DCI Mark Riley, of the Digital Media Investigation and Economic Crime Unit, said: “This is undoubtedly one of the biggest ever cash seizures resulting from a vehicle stop check in Lancashire. I’d like to thank all those involved in this pro-active policing.

“I hope it sends out a strong message to Organised Criminal Groups (OCGs) that Lancashire is not a safe place to transport your ill-gotten gains. We will find it and we will take it off you.”

A 35-year-old man from Northampton was arrested on suspicion of money-laundering and remains in custody at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting log 880 of August 21, 2023.

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