£50m drugs swoop

CUSTOMS officers have made one of the biggest-ever seizures of cocaine at Felixstowe after smashing an international smuggling operation.It was revealed today that half a tonne of the class A drug had been found in a container unloaded at the Suffolk box port.

By Richard Cornwell

CUSTOMS officers have made one of the biggest-ever seizures of cocaine at Felixstowe after smashing an international smuggling operation.

It was revealed today that half a tonne of the class A drug had been found in a container unloaded at the Suffolk box port.

The drugs – with a street value of £50 million – were en route for Scotland and are believed to have been the largest haul ever destined for the country.


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Four Scots have been arrested and charged in connection with the haul, and have appeared in court in Airdrie.

See tonight's Evening Star for full story…

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