Portsmouth man arrested on suspicion of money laundering and possession of firearm following search on M6

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A man from Portsmouth has been arrested following a police search on the M6 where they discovered £7,000 in cash and a pistol.

On Wednesday March, 6, 2024, officers from the Lancashire Road Crime Team, stopped a vehicle on the M6 at Charnock Richard Services. Following a search under Section 23 the misuse of drugs act, around £7000 in cash was located in the passenger footwell, along with a blank firing pistol.

A 26-year-old man of no fixed abode and a 28 year old man from Portsmouth have been arrested on suspicion of money laundering and possession of a firearm. Both men are currently in custody.

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