Three arrested in Hove as thousands of pounds worth of cash and Class A drugs seized
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Three people have been arrested and thousands of pounds worth of Class A drugs and cash seized by officers on patrol in Hove.
At around 5.30pm on Thursday (August 26), officers from the Specialist Enforcement Unit spotted a suspicious driver in Highdown Road and six hours later returned to find him still at the scene.
They carried out a search of the vehicle based on existing intelligence and found five bags of cocaine, a mobile phone and a quantity of cash.
The driver, a 29-year-old local man, was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs (cocaine).
As the officers placed him under arrest, two women who were approaching the car were also searched and found to be in possession of several mobile phones.
A further search of an address connected to all three suspects discovered more cocaine and thousands of pounds of cash.
In total, officers seized 150 bags of cocaine worth around £7,500 and more than £5,000 in cash.
The two women, who were aged 26 and 30 were also arrested on suspicion of being concerned with the supply of Class A drugs (cocaine).
All three suspects have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.