Plymouth M5 driver arrested over heroin seizure

A man who was stopped on the M5 in Devon has been arrested in connection with drug offences.

Devon and Cornwall Police said the road crime unit stopped a Ford Focus car on Tuesday as it travelled towards Exeter.

The driver, a 38-year-old man from the Plymouth area, was detained after he was seen to swallow an item.

About 1.5kg of powder, suspected to be heroin, was found in a subsequent search of the vehicle.

A police spokesman said the estimated street value of the Class A controlled drug was in excess of £90,000.

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