PACKAGES believed to contain a large amount of Class A drugs have been seized after police officers swooped in on a lorry.

Two men, aged 59 and 62, have been arrested after the vehicle was stopped in Newcomen Way, Colchester, this morning.

They were detained on suspicion of being involved in the importation and supply of controlled drugs.

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The large white lorry was brought to a halt by detectives from the Metropolitan Police at about 8.20am.

A Met Police spokeswoman said: “Detectives from the Met, alongside Essex Police colleagues, stopped a lorry as part of an ongoing investigation by the Met.

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“Officers searched the lorry and found packages believed to contain a large amount of Class A drugs.

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“They have been taken to an Essex police station where they remain in custody.

“The investigation is being led by detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command.

“Inquiries continue.”

The lorry was towed away at about 10am.