£8.5m Of Cocaine Seized In Portsmouth

A significant haul of cocaine with an estimated value of £8.5 million has been seized by Border Force officers at Portsmouth ferry port.

The drugs were discovered in a lorry that arrived at around 6.45pm on Wednesday 7th March on a ferry from St Malo.
It is estimated the drugs, weighing 85 kilos, could have had a potential value of approximately £8.5 million when cut and sold on the street.
A 42-year-old man from Worcestershire was arrested in connection with the seizure and has been bailed until 10 July.
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."
Anyone with information about activity they suspect may be linked to drug smuggling can call the smuggling hotline on 0800 59 5000.

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