Police seized drugs and cash from a fake Just Eat delivery rider arrested on his way to drop off an order.
The 17-year-old was spotted riding a bicycle along Great Eastern Street towards Shoreditch High Street just after midnight on Saturday.
He was wearing a jacket and carrying a delivery bag belonging to the food takeaway delivery service.
Special constables on patrol attempted to stop him but he tried to make off.
The suspect was immediately detained and officers noticed a strong smell of cannabis around him.
He was searched and a quality of what is believed to be cannabis found in individual bags as well as £520 and a mobile phone containing information suggesting his involvement in drug dealing.
He was arrested for possession with intent to supply class B drugs and failing to stop for police.
Chief Inspector Chris Scammell, from the Central East Command Unit, said: “This was an excellent piece of police work with our volunteer officers from the special constabulary stopping this boy after their suspicions were aroused and seizing drugs and cash.
It’s solid work like this that has a real impact on keeping our communities safe.
“Enquiries have confirmed that the boy arrested does not work for a food delivery service and we believe he was using this as a front to organise drug deals.”
Following his arrest the boy was taken into custody and subsequently released under investigation while further enquiries are carried out.
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