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Motorist Attempts To Throw Big Bag Of Cocaine Out Of Van Window, Forgets To Open Window

Motorist Attempts To Throw Big Bag Of Cocaine Out Of Van Window, Forgets To Open Window

Police pulled over the man and spotted that the cab was full of white powder

Claire Reid

Claire Reid

A motorist attempted to throw £25,000 ($30,940) worth of cocaine out of his van window after being caught by police, but his plan was quickly thwarted as he'd forgotten to open the window.

Police officers from Devon and Cornwall stopped the man while he was driving on the M5, when they approached the vehicle they quickly spotted that the inside of the cab was covered in white powder.

Seemingly keen to earn himself on some sort of UK's dumbest criminal list, the unnamed man had tried to lob the drugs out of his window, but as the window wasn't open it simply smashed it.


Making an already pretty bad situation even worse, the impact from the window meant that the bag split open and the inside of the van was covered in 'approximately £25,000 of cocaine'.

Cops shared a photo of the van on Twitter, writing alongside it: "This van was stopped on the M5 on its way into Devon. The white powder is approx £25,000 worth of cocaine which was scattered all over the cab after its owner tried to throw it out of the window (which was closed!).

"Great Team effort with Firearms, Traffic and Scenes of Crime."

Although we're in lockdown in the UK, that doesn't appear to have much impact on drug dealers who are still getting pulled by police on a daily basis.

Just last month, one drug dealer was caught by cops in Wales while wearing a high-vis jacket to try and pass himself off as a key worker.

Officers from Dyfed Powys Police acted on previous intelligence and searched the 26-year-old's blue Ford Focus only to find a large package wrapped in brown sellotape, which was later confirmed to be cocaine with an estimated value of approximately £57,000 ($70,950).


The man was charged and later appeared in court where he pleaded guilty to possession of class A drugs with intent to supply. He will be sentenced later this month.

DI Steve Lloyd, leading the investigation, said: "This is an excellent result for the Ystradgynlais community. Trying to pass himself off as a key worker did not succeed.

"Possessing drugs with the intent to supply does not qualify as essential work. I hope this will serve as a warning to others who wish to bring drugs into the Powys area that it will not be tolerated.

"We want to let potential criminals know that it is business as usual and we will continue to pursue those who target some of the most vulnerable people in our communities."

Featured Image Credit: South Devon Crime and Proactive Policing Team/SWNS

Topics: UK News, crime