A quantity of class A drugs was seized after an arrest by the Metropolitan Police’s Violent Crime Task Force (credit: Metropolitan Police)
Officers on patrol stopped the vehicle that had an incorrect number plate on Whitechapel Road at around 8pm on Thursday, 14 January.
As a result of his behaviour, the driver was detained for a search under the misuse of drugs act.
The officers found 20 snap bags and 17 small tubes of suspected Class A drugs believed to be cocaine.
During a subsequent search of the man’s home address, officers also found a samurai sword and £4,000 worth of cash which was seized.
The 31 year-old was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and was taken into custody while the drugs were also seized and sent off for testing.
The man was then released under investigation while detectives carry out further enquiries.
Inspector Jamie Fowler, of the Violent Crime Task Force (VCTF) said: “We know there is a strong link between the sale of drugs and serious violence on the streets of London.
“Using our powers of stop and search has led to the seizure of these suspected drugs and dangerous items, disrupting crime and protecting the public from their harm.
“The Violent Crime Task Force are present in areas known for high levels of violence, looking to disrupt criminals in their tracks.
“Removing drugs and weapons from our streets is one of the core functions of the VCTF, ultimately working to make London safer for everyone.”
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