Driver arrested after being stopped on M1 with around £400,000 in cash in car

A driver has been arrested after police discovered around £400,000 in cash in a car.

Around 400,000 in cash was found in the car. (Credit: Derbyshire RPU)

Derbyshire Road Policing Unit tweeted to say they had arrested the driver at around the South Yorkshire / Nottinghamshire border at junction 30 of the M1, for Sheffield and Worksop.

They said officers were acting on intelligence and arrested the driver on suspicion of money laundering.

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The post said: "M1 J30. Intelligence led stop on this Volkswagen. Approximately £400,000 in cash on board. Driver arrested for money laundering."

The unit also posted pictures of the cash, which was wrapped up in Tesco carrier bags and holdalls.

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