AN investigation has been launched after £16,000 was found inside a property.

Officers found the cash after attending an address in Blackburn following a tip-off that money-laundering was going on inside the property.

There was also reason to believe that drugs may be found.

As a result, a warrant was granted under the misuse of drugs act and access was gained to the premises.

A number of mobile phones and a significant amount of cash was seized at the property, and a 29-year-old man from Blackburn was arrested and questioned on suspicion of money laundering.