Large amount of 'Class A drugs' found in sea off Sussex coast

Police seized a large number of packages shortly after they were discovered this morning. Credit: ITV News Meridian

Police in Sussex say they have found a large number of packages in the sea off of the Sussex coast, which they believe contain Class A drugs.

The packages were discovered shortly before 6AM this morning and police were quick to seize them.

They were found off the coast of St Leonards, near Hastings in East Sussex.

The packages were found in the sea off the coast of St Leonards Credit: ITV News Meridian

Further packages were reported later in the day along the coast at Newhaven. Police are seeking to determine whether the two finds are linked

A spokesperson for Sussex Police said: "In liaison with the coastguard, andEast Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, the packages were recovered and will betested to determine what they are".