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Man Found with Cash and Drugs Following A3 Arrest

Published on: 31 Oct, 2017
Updated on: 31 Oct, 2017

The suspect BMW stopped by Surrey Police on the A3 using a “tactical pursuit and containment” manoeuvre. Photo – Surrey Police.

Surrey Police arrested a man who was found with cash hidden in car and later, during a search, with drugs between his buttocks, following an incident on the A3 in Cobham.

The 24-year-old male from Chatham in Kent was driving a BMW 4 Series when he was stopped by a Roads Policing Unit (RPU) on the A3 at Cobham at around 3.30pm on Sunday afternoon (October 29, 2017).

The RPU officers successfully executed a “tactical pursuit and containment” (TPAC) manoeuvre to stop the car travelling northbound.

The driver provided a positive “DrugWipe” test for cannabis and when taken to custody and searched, cannabis was found concealed between his buttocks.

When searching the vehicle, police also found £1,000 in cash behind some trim under the steering wheel.

PC Dan Pascoe from the Roads Policing Unit said “This was a great team effort. Using TPAC requires multiple cars to work in harmony and that’s exactly what happened.

“Finding and arresting a driver in possession of drugs and cash as well as testing positive for cannabis demonstrates the need for effective policing of the roads.”

The driver was arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis in Kent for which he has been released on bail. He was also arrested on suspicion of drug driving on the A3, as well as possession of cannabis and has been released under investigation.


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