POLICE seized a combat knife and hundreds of wraps of heroin and crack cocaine during a raid.

Officers stopped a “suspect car” in Sea Road, St Leonards, and a search of the vehicle led them to a nearby flat where the items were found.

They stopped the car on Tuesday afternoon and, as they approached, they noticed one of the occupants acting suspiciously and hiding an unknown item.

Officers searched the vehicle and found a heroin and crack cocaine.

They arrested the driver and passenger on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

The driver was also arrested on suspicion of having no licence, insurance or MoT certificate.

As a result of the incident, police were led to a flat in nearby Marina in St Leonards.

Officers raided the property, forcing their way in and discovering another two men along with some 200 wraps of heroin and crack cocaine and drugs paraphernalia.

A combat knife was also uncovered at the flat.

Both men were arrested on suspicion of possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “A 48-year-old man from Bexhill and a 55-year-old man from St Leonards have been released under investigation.

“An 18-year-old man from Hackney in London and a 19-year-old man from Southall in London have both been bailed while enquiries continue.”