Police have arrested an alleged-dealer caught in a car with a devious magnetically-attached cannister of cannabis underneath.

Officers on patrol stopped a car in Coombe Lane West, Norbiton at about 6pm on Thursday (November 12) after it was seen driving erratically and avoiding them.

A statement from Met Police said the driver was unable to provide a satisfactory account of why he was in the area.

The statement added: ”The vehicle was searched under Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act and a mobile phone containing drug-related messages was found. Underneath the vehicle was a black metal magnetic box attached to the chassis. Inside were 11 bags of cannabis and £150 cash.”

Surrey Comet:

The driver, a 22-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class B. He remains in custody while the investigation continues.

Detective Inspector Alison Foxwell from the Violence Suppression Unit said: “This incident shows the value of vehicle stops to disrupt drugs and associated violence. Our officers are working hard to track down and arrest the right people and stopping vehicles enables us to do this.

“This man thought he could evade prosecution by hiding the drugs underneath he car, but the team conducted a thorough search and easily found the magnetic hide.”

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Surrey Comet:

Alternatively, visit their website https://crimestoppers-uk.org/.

If you are worried about someone you suspect may be carrying a knife or other weapon, advice and support is also available through organisations including Knife Free https://www.knifefree.co.uk/get-help-support/ and Fearless: https://www.fearless.org/en