AN operation to tackle drugs activity across county lines resulted in two arrests in Tendring.

On Thursday evening at around 9pm, Tendring's Community Policing Team identified a black Mercedes vehicle being driven suspiciously.

Officers stopped the vehicle and after a search discovered a "substantial" amount of what is believed to be Class A drugs,

Cash, scales and deal bags were also found.

A 25-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs and for possession of drugs with intent to supply.

A 20-year-old male passenger was also arrested for possession with intent to supply.

Both are in custody for questioning.

Inspector Darren Deex said: “This was a terrific stop by the team and once again goes to demonstrate how seriously we take the supply of Class A drugs in Tendring.

"We want to make Tendring a hostile place for drug dealers to operate and we will continue to run intelligence led operations to tackle this serious crime which can often have devastating effects on the community and lead to increases in violent crime”.

If you have information about the supply of drugs in Tendring then please get in touch on 101 or online at