‘Suspected Class A drugs’ found in bags off St Leonards beach

Suspected Class A drugs were found off the coast of St Leonards early this morning (Monday, May 24).

Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 1:05 pm

Police said they received a report just before 6am that a large number of packages were spotted in the sea.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “In liaison with the coastguard, and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, the packages were recovered and will be tested to determine what they are.

“They are suspected to be Class A drugs and have been taken to an undisclosed secure location.”

Police were seen on the seafront after the bags were spotted in the sea SUS-210524-122155001

A spokesman for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said: “Shortly after 6am on May 24, HM Coastguard’s assistance was requested by Sussex Police in an incident at Hastings and Seaford shore.

“Coastguard rescue teams from Hastings, Bexhill and Newhaven were sent to provide safety cover.”

Police were seen on the seafront after the bags were spotted in the sea SUS-210524-122143001