Cops find £5,000 in man's BOXERS before arresting him for 'money laundering'

The Mercedes being brought to a stop on the M61
The Mercedes being brought to a stop on the M61 -Credit:GMP

Thousands of pounds were found stuffed inside a man's boxers as he drove along the M61. Officers spotted a white Mercedes-Benz C220 which aroused their suspicion on the southbound side of the motorway, near Bolton, this afternoon (May 7).

The car was first noticed by traffic police from Lancashire. But instead of a potentially risky high-speed chase, officers used a tactical containment near junction two, in Salford.

Cops searched the Mercedes driver, who was found to be hiding £5,000 in cash, inside his boxers. He was arrested on suspicion of money laundering.

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Greater Manchester Police shared an image from the moment the Mercedes was brought to a stop on the M61. It shows the car was travelling at 18mph, while a black, unmarked car can be seen to the right of the Mercedes.

The footage was recorded at 2.46pm today. In a post on X alongside the image, a GMP Traffic spokesperson wrote: "The white Mercedes C220 was picked up by @LancsRoadPolice southbound on the M61.

"Pre emptive tactics used to prevent a pursuit. The vehicle was boxed near junction 2 #TPAC [tactical pursuit and containment]. Driver arrested for money laundering after £5000 was found hidden in his boxers! #Teamwork @NWmwaypolice"