Police dog sniffs out drugs under patio
A MASSIVE haul of what is thought to be cocaine was found buried underneath a garden patio in a dawn drugs raid.
Three people were arrested on suspicion of dealing drugs following the find early yesterday morning.
A team of about ten plainclothes police officers raided the bungalow in Gay Bowers, Basildon, and immediately arrested the three people inside before a drugs sniffer dog – spaniel Jack – was let loose to search the property.
After sniffing about the garden, the highly trained dog began barking, indicating he had found something.
Handler PC Elaine Michaels lifted cement patio slabs to uncover the drugs, which were hidden inside a Hovis bread bag containing a large Nescafe coffee jar, bound with masking tape.
When officers opened the jar they found several white rocks, thought to be crack, as well as bags of a white powder, thought to be cocaine, and herbal cannabis.
The drugs were taken away by forensic officers and are being analysed.
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