Now we bring some news that shocked locals at the Portsmouth International Port when £8.5 million pounds worth of cocaine was seized by border officers.
Officers exposed the 85 kilos of Class A drugs hidden inside a lorry late on the 7th March. Intelligence suggests that the lorry originated from St. Malo, France and had a potential street value of 8.5million pounds.
Andy Lumb, Border Force assistant director at Portsmouth, said: ‘As this detection shows, our officers are on constant alert, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to keep class A drugs and other banned substances out of the UK. We are determined to prevent this terrible trade which can have such a destructive impact on the lives of so many.’
A worcestire man, 42, was later arrested in connection to the bust, but was further bailed until 10 July pending further investigations.
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