£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.

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

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