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BMW stopped on M6 leads to police chase and £50,000 bust

Posted on - 1st July, 2024 - 2:44pm | Author - | Posted in - Chorley News, Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News, Roads
Cannabis seized on the M6
Cannabis seized on the M6

A police chase and a drug bust was the end result of police proactively stopping a vehicle on the M6.

Police stopped a BMW 3 series to stop as it headed south on the M6 near Chorley. The driver of the car attempted to flee on foot but was caught nearby.

Inside the BMW, around 12kg of Cannabis was found – estimated to be worth around £50,000.

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A 31-year-old man is under arrest on suspicion of possession with intent to supply.

A spokesperson for police said: “We have arrested a man on suspicion of drugs offences following a proactive vehicle stop on the M6 near Chorley.

Officers from our Roads Crime Unit signalled for the BMW 3 series to stop as it was travelling south on the motorway. The driver of the car tried to run away but was detained nearby. A search of the vehicle found around 12kg of Cannabis thought to be worth around £50,000 which has now been seized.

“A 31-year-old man from London is currently under arrest on suspicion of possession with intent to supply.”

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