A DRIVER has been charged with drug trafficking after £10million worth of cocaine was found hidden in frozen fish packaging at a port in East Sussex, England.
The National Crime Agency (NCA) report that the large haul was found in the early hours of Saturday morning (November 22), after a refrigerated van was searched as it made its way off a ferry at Newhaven port in England. Officers found 97 packages of frozen goods, each containing around 1kg of cocaine.
The driver, who has been revealed by police to be 50-year-old man from Maidenhead, has been subsequently charged with importing Class A drugs.
Paul Morris, a senior investigating officer from NCA has released a statement, stating that “officers are working alongside Border Force, Sussex Police, Thames Valley Police and the south east regional organised crime unit to investigate this seizure and the circumstances around it”.
He added that all parties involved in the investigation will do all it can “to disrupt the organised crime groups involved in the large-scale importation of class A drugs, which fuel serious violence and impact some of the most vulnerable members of our society”.
We at Euro Weekly News understand that the man has been remanded in custody and is due to appear before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Monday, November 25.