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ARRESTED: Police stop Nottingham taxi to intercept suspected drug deal

Updated: Jul 2, 2023

A man has been arrested after police spotted a suspected drug deal taking place in Nottingham.

Officers from the city’s knife crime team were on patrol in the Radford area on Sunday 25 June when they spotted a known drug user loitering on the corner of Independent Street and Clifford Street.

Moments later, a taxi pulled up alongside the man. The driver then spotted the officers and quickly drove off, rousing suspicion.

Officers stopped the taxi in nearby Argyle Street and carried out a search of the vehicle under Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act.

They found bundles of cash and a quantity of suspected crack cocaine and heroin.

A 66-year-old Nottingham man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

He was later bailed with conditions by the force's prisoner handling team pending further inquiries.

Sergeant Matt Daley, of Nottinghamshire Police's city knife crime team, said: “Drug dealing and drug related crime is a blight on our communities. That’s why we conduct these kind of proactive patrols to disrupt the activity of local dealers and reduce the associated risk of violent crime.”


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