Posted: Fri 22nd Sep 2017

Driver stopped for not wearing a seat belt in Deeside leads to large drugs haul

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Sep 22nd, 2017

Police say a routine roads policing stop in Deeside has led to the seizure of a large quantity of controlled drugs.

Officers stopped a vehicle on Chester Road East, Pentre in Flintshire just before 2pm yesterday, September 21 on suspicion that the driver was not wearing a seat belt. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The driver subsequently failed a roadside drug test and a search of the vehicle revealed a significant quantity of class B drugs. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Two men aged 28 and 21 from the north east of England were arrested and later released under investigation. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A police spokesperson said;

‘The force’s Operation Scorpion is committed to the investigation of serious and organised crime. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Anyone with information regarding the production and supply of controlled drugs or organised crime should contact North Wales Police on 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.’ ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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