Man pulled over by police during lockdown had drugs and £17,000 in cash in his car

Police carrying out vehicle checks during the coronavirus lockdown pulled over a man in an untaxed car, finding £17,000 in cash and thousands of tablets of a Class C drug inside.

Officers in Powys pulled the driver over on Wednesday 15 April near Welshpool.

Police found around £17,000 in cash inside the car .

The driver, 34, from Pembroke Dock, was arrested on suspicion of money laundering and possession of a Class C drug.

Police have been setting up roadblocks in some areas in order to stop people from making non-essential journeys.

Police confirmed around 10,000 Pregabalin tablets - a drug used to treat epilepsy, anxiety and nerve pain - were found at the man’s home.

The man was also reported by officers for non-essential travel and for drivingwithout tax.