Thousands of pounds worth of drugs found in Eastbourne bin

Drugs found in Eastbourne bin SUS-150528-152417001
Drugs found in Eastbourne bin SUS-150528-152417001

Police are keen to locate the owner of £35,000 worth of drugs found in a bin in Eastbourne.

The discovery was made by a member of the public who spotted the suspicious package in a communal bin in Rockall Avenue on Thursday morning (May 28). They alerted police who recovered the package and found it to contain about six-and-half kilograms of cannabis and amphetamine.

PC Dan Cloake said, “This would appear to be lost property, so if you have mislaid a large quantity of drugs, I will be happy to talk to you and discover why you believe them to be yours.

“There was an unrelated incident in the area on Wednesday night which resulted in an increased police presence and it’s possible that someone panicked and ditched the package believing that they were the subject of that activity.

“We would like to speak to anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the Rockall Avenue area on Wednesday or Thursday, especially around the communal bins.

“Please email or call 101 quoting reference 47150066358. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”