A haul of cash and cocaine along with suspected stolen goods, worth more than £5,000, has been siezed by police in Moston.
Officers stopped a Vauxhall Astra on Lily Lane and discovered the driver with £350 of the drug in his underwear.
A search of his home uncovered a further £2,500 of cocaine along with £2,000 cash and £500 worth of suspected items.
The stop-search of the car occurred at around 4.30pm on Saturday, July 10.
A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply and handling stolen goods and bailed until October 2 pending further inquiries.
Sergeant Andy Buckthorpe, from the Pro Active Unit at Grey Mare Lane Police Station, said: This is an excellent result and the officers should be praised for their dedication and commitment to rooting out drugs and suspected stolen property in an area we have identified as a hotspot for burglary.
This shows how committed the force is to responding to the needs of the people who live in our communities, who are fed up with drug dealing, anti-social behaviour and burglary.
Your priorities are our priorities and we will continue to target anyone we suspect of being involved in criminality.
Through Proceeds of Crime Act legislation, police have the power to recoup cash and goods that are the result of a criminal enterprise, and we will be seeking to do this following this excellent result.
July 14, 2010