Officers from the Met’s Specialist Crime North East unit have arrested a man and seized 30kg of suspected Class A drugs after stopping a vehicle on the M25 as part of a proactive operation.
At approximately 10pm on Thursday, 1 October, officers in marked police vehicles conducted a stop on a vehicle on the M25, between junction 24 and junction 25 in Enfield.
A 31-year-old man, who was driving the car, was detained on the spot, while the vehicle was searched under section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.
Officers discovered a large holdall bag in the boot of the car, containing 30 1kg blocks of suspected Class A drugs (cocaine), with an estimated street value of £3m.
The man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and remains in custody.
The suspected drugs have been submitted for specialist analysis.
Detective Inspector Niall McSheffrey from the Met’s Specialist Crime North East Unit, said: “This was a significant seizure of Class A drugs and this a great example of how officers are tirelessly working to disrupt the supply of drugs.
“The people who are involved in supply of drugs clearly have very little regard for the chaos or violence that comes with it.
“Seizures such as this stop drugs reaching the streets of London, where they have the potential to cause great harm to people and communities.”