Three people have been arrested after two parcels containing cocaine worth £1million were intercepted by National Crime Agency officers.
A 26-year-old woman and 28-year-old man were detained following a raid on a property in Newport on Wednesday (22 January), while a 30-year-old man was arrested at an address in Bedminster, Bristol, the following day.
The arrests followed the discovery of two packages, each containing around six kilos of cocaine, by Border Force officers carrying out checks at a parcel depot in London. Once cut and sold at street level the drugs would have had a value in excess of £1million.
The identical packages had been sent to the UK from the Netherlands. Investigations into the source are ongoing.
The arrests were supported by Gwent Police and the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit. All were held on suspicion of importing class A drugs.
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