Two arrested after £10,000 cash found in car driving through North Yorkshire

This is the moment police officers stopped a car driving through the North Yorkshire – and discovered thousands of pounds of cash inside.

By Duncan Atkins
Friday, 19th June 2020, 12:30 pm
Police stop the car.
Police stop the car.

North Yorkshire Police’s Operational Support Unit and Roads Policing Group located a suspicious vehicle and found about £10,000 in cash inside.

Officers carried out a roadside drug wipe on the driver, a 60-year-old man, and he was arrested on suspicion of drug driving and money laundering.

He was later charged with failing to provide a specimen of blood for analysis, and released under investigation while enquiries continue into the suspected money laundering.

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The incident happened on Saturday June 13, at about 7.30pm, on the A1(M) southbound at junction 48, near Boroughbridge.

Officers had followed the Mercedes C200 and brought it to a stop south of junction 44 at Bramham.

Meanwhile, a second car travelling near the Mercedes, a VW Golf, left the motorway at junction 46.

Officers located it at the service area there.

The 26-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of drug driving, possession of cannabis and money laundering.

He has been charged with failing to provide a specimen of blood for analysis, received a cannabis warning for possession of cannabis, and released under investigation while enquiries continue into the suspected money laundering.

Both vehicles were seized for further examination.