A man and woman have been arrested at a house in Drighlington on suspicion of benefit fraud.
Officers attended the address this morning following a request from the Leeds City Council Benefit Fraud Team to assist in detaining the pair for benefit fraud and proceeds of crime offences.
Officers were supported by a police dog trained in recovery of cash.
The premises were searched and a number of items seized including a large quantity of cash.
A 38-year-old male and a 43-year-old female are currently in custody at the Leeds Central Charge Office and are being dealt with by the Benefit Fraud Team.
Acting Sgt Rochnia: “We will take every opportunity to support our policing partners with such matters and are very pleased that two individuals suspected of the crime of benefit fraud have been detained.
“Any members of our community wishing to report such matters should be reassured that their information will be treated in confidence and acted upon.”
Any members of the community with information regarding benefit fraud should call the National Benefit Hotline on 0800 854 4400 or alternatively Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.