POLICE found a significant quantity of Class A drugs and £140,000 in cash when they stopped two vehicles on the M5 services near Wellington.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs in the operation last Friday (June 26).

An estimated 3.5kg of suspected heroin and cocaine was seized, as well as a number of mobile phones.

The two men - one aged 26 from Plymouth, the other aged 59 from Liverpool- have been released by police under investigation.

The operation was intelligence-led.

Other recent police operations include:
• A 28-year-old man arrested on Friday after officers seized 227 cannabis plants worth approximately £220,000 from a property in Fishponds, Bristol. He’s since been charged with being concerned in the production of class B drugs and abstracting electricity and remanded in custody.
• A 41-year-old man was arrested last Thursday following a stop and search of a vehicle in on Fishponds Road in which a quantity of cannabis was seized. The man has been released under investigation.
• A 53-year-old man was arrested and later charged with one count of dwelling burglary on Whitehall Road, Redfield in Bristol. He’s appeared in court and has been remanded in custody to next appear at Bristol Crown Court on 24 July.

Superintendent Mark Evans, from Operation Remedy, said: “It’s been an extremely positive few days with some significant results, which highlights our commitment to tackling the crimes that are the most important to local people and ultimately keep our communities safe.

“All our work is the result of a co-ordinated effort involving officers and staff from a range of teams including response, neighbourhood, investigations and intelligence.

“While we’re extremely pleased with the outcomes of our latest operations, we know there’s still more to be done and our officers will continue to work around-the-clock to track down offenders and bring them to justice.”