Half a kilo of cocaine

A police operation in Brighton & Hove today aimed at tackling knife and drugs crime has resulted in seizure of a package of what is believed to be cocaine with an estimated street value of £50,000.

PC Nick Simmons said: "We stopped a BMW car in Edburton Avenue and one of its occupants ran off. A bag he was seen to throw into a garden while being pursued was recovered, and he was detained."

Tests are now being carried out on the half-kilo package to determine if it is really cocaine.

Two men from south London have been arrested, one on suspicion of possessing a Class A drug with intent to supply and the other for being concerned in its supply. Both have been bailed until 5 August pending further investigation.