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Cannabis found in magnetic hide under car after vehicle stop in Kingston

News   •   Nov 13, 2020 16:02 GMT

Cannabis was found in a magnetic hide under a car

A container of drugs was found magnetically attached to the chassis of a car after a vehicle stop in Kingston.

Officers on patrol stopped a car on Coombe Lane West, KT2 at 18:00hrs on Thursday, 12 November after it was seen driving erratically and avoiding them.

The team, from the Violence Suppression Unit, spoke to the driver who was unable to provide a satisfactory account of why he was in the area.

The vehicle was searched under Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act and a mobile phone containing drug-related messages was found. Underneath the vehicle was a black metal magnetic box attached to the chassis. Inside were 11 bags of cannabis and £150 cash.

The man, aged 22, was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class B. He remains in custody while the investigation continues.

Detective Inspector Alison Foxwell from the Violence Suppression Unit said: “This incident shows the value of vehicle stops to disrupt drugs and associated violence. Our officers are working hard to track down and arrest the right people and stopping vehicles enables us to do this.

“This man thought he could evade prosecution by hiding the drugs underneath he car, but the team conducted a thorough search and easily found the magnetic hide.”

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