Police seize huge cannabis haul after stopping vehicle on A1 near Wetherby - Leeds man among arrested

Police officers seized a huge haul of cannabis after stopping a vehicle on the A1 near Leeds yesterday before arresting two men.

At 2pm on Thursday (September 30), police "acted on information" about a vehicle heading into North Yorkshire.

Officers from the North Yorkshire Police roads policing group and other specialist departments headed towards the area and the vehicle was safely brought to a stop on the southbound carriageway of the A1 just before Wetherby, police said.

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Whilst searching the vehicle, a large quantity of suspected cannabis was found inside.

At 2pm on Thursday (September 30), police "acted on information" about a vehicle heading into North Yorkshire. Pic: NYP

A man in his 30s from Leeds and man in his 40s of no fixed address were arrested.

Further detailed searches were carried out at an address in West Yorkshire.

They appeared before magistrates in Harrogate on Friday, police said.

North Yorkshire Police said: "We are really pleased with the result from a vehicle stop on the A1 yesterday.

"A large amount of drugs has resulted in two men appearing in court within 24 hours of being arrested."