Proposals for a new multi-million pound widening project on the A12 have gone on show.
Essex: Two Held In Drug Trafficking Probe
Two men from Essex have been arrested by investigators probing cross-Channel drug trafficking and money laundering.
The pair, aged 30 and 26, were held on suspicion of conspiracy to import cocaine and amphetamine, and money laundering.
The arrests follow the detention in the past 18 months of three British men for allegedly trying to import drugs into Britain from northern France in a light aircraft.
All three are currently awaiting trial in France.
The arrests in Essex today (Thursday 14 November) took place in Rollason Way, Brentwood, and The Green, South Ockenden, following the execution of warrants by detectives and financial investigators.
The operation involved officers from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit, helped by the National Crime Agency (NCA), Essex Police and the French Judicial Police
Dave White, from the NCA's Border Policing Command, said: "This investigation has already led to the seizure of around 70 kilos of Class A drugs which were destined for the UK.
"Working closely with law enforcement colleagues here and in France, the NCA is determined to tackle those responsible for trafficking illegal drugs into the UK.''
Two men have been jailed for a total of 40 years after an aggravated burglary in Essex, where a man was shot.
Anyone with information about an assault on a man in Chelmsford a month ago, which left him with serious head injuries, is being asked to come forward.
Essex's PCC is proposing a 3.25% increase in the Essex Police part of Council Tax.
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