York & North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire Police find £19,000 cash in car search

Police who stopped a car during a patrol in North Yorkshire found £19,000 in cash in a carrier bag while searching the vehicle.

The car was stopped on the A19 near Osmotherley, Northallerton, on Monday.

The driver, a 62-year-old man from Middlesbrough, was arrested on suspicion of money-laundering.

A 45-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of money-laundering on Tuesday after a property in Middlesbrough was searched by police.

Both men have been released on bail, North Yorkshire Police said.

The cash and vehicle were seized by the police under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

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