A man has been arrested and six luxury cars have been seized by police as part of an ongoing operation to target serious and organised crime.
Two Rolls Royces, a Porsche, Lamborghini, Ferrari and Mercedes-Benz cars valued at more than £500,000 were seized by officers from the North East Regional Economic Crime Unit (RECU) in Seaham on November 10.
Operation Sentinel is a joint operation involving Durham Constabulary, Northumbria Police and Cleveland Police.
The raids took place at addresses in Weybourne Lea and Jubilee Avenue in Seaham and a search was also carried out at a property in Borough Road, in Middlesbrough.
A 39-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of fraud and money laundering. He has since been interviewed by officers and released under investigation.