Man arrested after more than 40 kilos of Class A drugs seized

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More than 40 kilos of Class A drugs have been seized after police stopped a vehicle in Luton. 

Officers from the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU) carried out a proactive stop of a vehicle in Connaught Road on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.

On searching the car officers found approximately 10 kilograms of what is believed to be heroin. 

The driver, a 34-year-old man from Luton, was arrested and taken to police custody where he remains for questioning. 

As a result of the stop, officers carried out a warrant at a property in Dunstable Road, Luton, where they found more than 30 kilograms of other substances also believed to be Class A drugs, including cocaine and heroin. A significant quantity of steroids were also found and seized.

Detective Inspector Dave Skarratts, from ERSOU, said: “Despite current difficult times, our work to tackle serious and organised crime across the region continues, and we’re really pleased to have been able to remove such a significant quantity of Class A drugs from the market.

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