Police said they have made a number of arrests over drug dealing and money laundering offences, during separate incidents.

On Wednesday, officers signalled for a yellow Mercedes to stop, but it sped off, driving through Blackburn town centre.

Police pulled into a multi-storey carpark in the town, just as the occupants got out of their vehicle. 

They attempted to escape but were pursued by officers. A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and supplying a controlled drug. He is currently in custody.

A 27-year-old-man was arrested on suspicion of supplying or offering to supply a controlled drug. He is also currently in custody.

£18,000 discovered in BMW after police stop

Also on Wednesday, officers stopped a car on Walton Summit Road in Preston. Upon searching the BMW, approximately £18,000 in cash was discovered. 

A 56-year-old man from Leicester has been arrested on suspicion of money laundering. He is currently in custody. 

Vehicle drives wrong way down A59

At around 3pm last Friday, (May 3) officers signalled for a grey Suzuki Grand Vitara to stop on the M6. The Suzuki instead continued to drive on, speeding up and weaving through the lanes, driving on the hard shoulder at 80mph. 

He then left the motorway at junction 31, travelling the wrong way down the A59. The vehicle was stung but continued to drive off. It was eventually brought to a stop by traffic officers. 

A 25-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of dangerous driving and drug driving. 

Patrick McCann, 25, was later charged with failing to stop, dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified and theft from a motor vehicle. He was remanded into custody and appeared at Preston Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

£22,000 cash found after vehicle stopped in Preston

On Saturday, a Mercedes A class was stopped in Preston and was found to have around £22,000 cash inside. 

Two women aged, 40 and 18 and a man, 18 were arrested on suspicion of money laundering. They have been bailed whilst enquiries continue.