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13 kilo Class A drug seizure after car stopped in Peterborough

Byscarcity news

Mar 1, 2022

Thirteen kilograms of Class A drugs, believe to be worth more than £900,000, have been seized in Peterborough by specialist serious and organised crime officers. Officers from the Special Operations Unit carried out a proactive stop of a car in Boongate yesterday (Monday). On searching the car, officers found 11 kilograms of heroin with a street value of up to £733,000, and two kilograms of cocaine with a street value of up to £200,000, in a bag. 

The stop was carried out by ERSOU’s new operational crime team. Detective Inspector Mike Birch, from ERSOU, said: “The newly formed ERSOU operational crime team was created to achieve fast time disruptions of serious and organised crime within the eastern region.

“The recovery of such a significant amount of both heroin and cocaine demonstrates the impact that this team will have across the region and we’re really pleased to have been able to remove such a high quantity of Class A drugs from circulation.

“We will be continuing to work with our forces and partners to clamp down on drug related criminality, protecting our communities from the harm it causes.”

A 28-year-old man and a 21-year-old man, both from Peterborough, were arrested as part of the investigation and have been taken to police custody for questioning.