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£13.4m worth of drugs found in lorry
4:00pm Thursday 31st January 2013 in News
DRUGS with a street value of £13.4m were found in a lorry load of soft drinks at Harwich Port.
Border Force officers uncovered the load of cocaine and amphetamines at 6am on Tuesday January 29 when they searched a lorry that had arrived at Harwich on a boat from the Hook of Holland.
Inside the lorry they found around 35kg of cocaine and around 160kg of amphetamines.
A 44-year-old Dutch man has been charged with illegally importing a Class A drug.
He appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates Court on Thursday January 30 and has been remanded in custody until February 21 for a further court hearing.
Anyone with information about suspected smuggling is asked to contact the Border Force hotline on 0800 59 5000.