A HUGE haul of drugs, cash and a sword were recovered during a stop-and-search in Southend.

The Southend Proactive Police Team were out tracking a man who was wanted on recall to prison yesterday.

After tracking him down, and arresting another man for immigration offences, they stopped a third man.

It was found this man had a huge stash of drugs on him, along with hundreds of pounds in cash plus a sword.

The team described the stash as "a large drug dealing kit".

A spokesman said: "With the assistance of Op Raptor officers we just secured a charge and remand for possession with intent to supply and possession of what we can only describe as a sword."