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Two arrested as large quantity of drugs and cash seized

News   •   May 22, 2020 12:24 BST

Two men have been arrested and a large quantity of drugs and cash seized following an investigation by specialist officers.

On Thursday, 21 May officers from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command stopped a minicab near Aldgate East Underground Station.

The passenger, who had a rucksack, was detained. Officers searched the rucksack and found two and a half kilograms of cocaine and approximately £50,000 in cash.

The man, aged 25 [A], was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs and possession of criminal property.

Officers carried out enquiries at three addresses linked to the suspect. At one address, officers stopped a man who was seen leaving with a large suitcase. Officers searched the suitcase and found a further two and a half kilograms of cocaine and about £350,000 in cash.

The man, aged 34 [B], was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs and possession of criminal property.

Both men were taken to an east London police station where they remain in custody.

Enquiries continue.