Drug Police In Worm Bungle.
Officers moved in after a tip-off told how two men regularly kept an after-dark rendezvous in which a mystery parcel was always handed over. They then drove off in different directions. After surveillance confirmed the report cops, backed up by police dogs and squad cars for use in a chase, swooped on the suspicious pair at a garage forecourt in Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria.
It was only then that they found they had "busted" a perfectly legal trade between a lugworm dealer from Blackpool and a keen fisherman from the North East.
And the forecourt happened to be a handy midway meeting place for the regular Friday night handover.
Police said: "The tip was made in good faith, and surveillance seemed to confirm that the men were involved in illegal activities.
"We were a little cheesed off at the time. But we can see the funny side now."
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Dec 21, 1998|
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