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Two arrested as police in Brighton seize half-kilo of suspected Class A drug

News   •   Jul 12, 2019 11:17 BST

A police operation in Brighton and Hove on Thursday (11 July), aimed at tackling knife and drugs crime in the city, has resulted in seizure of a package of what is believed to be cocaine with an estimated street value of £50,000.

PC Nick Simmons said: "We stopped a BMW car in Edburton Avenue and one of its occupants ran off. A bag he was seen to throw into a garden while being pursued was recovered, and he was detained."

Tests are now being carried out on the half-kilo package to determine its contents, suspected to be cocaine.

Two men from south London have been arrested, one on suspicion of possessing a Class A drug with intent to supply and the other for being concerned in its supply. Both have been bailed until 5 August pending further investigation.