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Men arrested following drug stop near Lewes

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Thursday 23rd May 2019


Three arrested on suspicion of drugs supply after police track car across Sussex

Three men were arrested on suspicion of drugs supply after road policing officers tracked a suspect car along major roads in Sussex.

Shortly before 8.30pm on Tuesday (21 May) the BMW, suspected of being connected with people active in 'County Lines' drug supply between London and East Sussex, was spotted by the ANPR (Automatic Numberplate Recognition) camera system being driven south along a major road in Sussex. Alert road policing patrols then located it and followed to the A27 Beddingham roundabout in East Sussex where it was safely stopped.

The three men in the car, a 28-year-old from West London, and a 26-year-old and a 23-year-old both from Eastbourne, were arrested on suspicion of possession of a quantity of Class A drug with intent to supply and are currently in custody for interview and further enquiries. The 28-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of driving with no insurance.

A mobile phone, 50 grammes of what is suspected of being cocaine, and several hundred pounds in cash, were seized from the car.

Detective Inspector Andy Eggleton said; "This another example of our constant work 24-hours a day, which helps combat the scourge of drug dealing in our communities."

For more information on our ongoing work to prevent drug supply and dealing in Sussex, and information on the signs to look out for can be found here: https://www.sussex.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/wsi/watch-schemes-initiatives/sus/fortress/


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