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LATEST: Massive drugs seizure on M20 near Maidstone

Wednesday 9th October 2019

POLICE have seized around five kgs of drugs and £100,000 after stopping a suspicious car on the M20 at Leybourne.

An unmarked police car followed a Mercedes travelling at high speeds on the motorway yesterday morning (October 8). The vehicle was stopped close to junction 4, after it was intercepted by a marked police motorcycle and a search was carried out.

Officers recovered two carrier bags of white powder, which tests have shown was amphetamine. Four large bottles containing a yet to be determined liquid were also seized.

The driver and passenger - two men aged 39 and 33 – have been arrested on suspicion of supplying drugs. A search of an address linked to them in Ashford, was where officers found the money. A 32-year-old woman from Ashford was also arrested at the scene on suspicion of money laundering.

All remain in custody.