Police seize £800,000 cash from drug gang

This cash was seized by police off the M62 in Leeds.
This cash was seized by police off the M62 in Leeds. Credit: Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA)

As part of their investigation into the criminal activities of Philip Baron, and his associates, dubbed Operation Beath by the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), police seized £800,000 in cash.

In one operation SOCA, working with West Yorkshire Police, seized £380,000 from a courier off the M62 near Leeds.

This cash was seized by police off the M62 in Leeds.
This cash was seized by police off the M62 in Leeds. Credit: Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA)

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Drugs kingpin guilty plea

An international crime network responsible for importing more than 50 tonnes of cannabis and cocaine into the UK has been smashed. The last remaining kingpin, Philip Baron, pleaded guilty to conspiracies to import drugs and money laundering today.