PATROL officers snatched a large quantity of suspected cannabis from a motorist they spotted driving suspiciously.

Police had just finished dealing with a separate matter on Tuesday morning in Colchester when they saw the Ford Transit van in Gascoigne Road.

Concerned about the manner of the driving, they approached the vehicle and found three large bags of what are believed to be the class B drug in the van.

Smaller bags and drugs paraphernalia were found during a search of an address nearby. The van has also been seized.

The driver, a 42-year-old man from Colchester, was arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs and being concerned in the supply of drugs.

He has been released under investigation while we continue our enquiries.