POLICE say £100,000 in cash was found hidden under a false floor in a van in Bolton. 

The vehicle was stopped on Ramsbottom Street on Thursday, October 17. 

It was part of a National Crime Agency investigation, which also included the distribution of heroin worth an estimated £3million at street level. 

56 packages, each containing 1kg of heroin, with a street value of between £2.5 and £3 million, hidden in bags and a suitcase, were also found at an address in Bradford, officers said. 

National Crime Agency (NCA) investigators, backed by West Yorkshire Police, arrested Yusuf Kara, 30, of Lidget Green, Bradford, and Imran Khan Ashraf, 31, of no fixed address but formerly of Bradford, on Thursday in connection with the distribution of heroin in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Kara and Ashraf appeared at Leeds Crown Court on Saturday, charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs and money laundering.

They were remanded to next appear at Leeds Crown Court on November 18.