Half a tonne of drugs found at dock

TWO men have been arrested after half a tonne drugs were found in a trailer at Felixstowe docks.

TWO men have been arrested after half a tonne of drugs were found in a trailer at Felixstowe docks.

Customs officers found more than 500kgs of drugs which were mainly amphetamines, along with some cannabis in a trailer on Wednesday.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) Assistant Director of Investigation, John Kay said the haul would have been enough to fill a transit sized van.

Two men from the Leicester area have been arrested in connection with the seizure during follow up searches of five premises by Customs and UK Borders officers in conjunction with Leicestershire Police.

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Both men have been released on bail to appear at a later date.

Mr Kay added: “HMRC and the UK Border Agency are working closely with the police and other law enforcement agencies at home and abroad to protect the public from the significant and damaging effect drugs have on our communities.

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“This collaboration is helping to protect the UK from the violence and corruption that always accompanies the trade in illegal drugs.

“Drugs devastate communities and we will continue to fight this threat. Anyone with information about activity they suspect may be linked to drugs smuggling should call our 24 hour hotline 0800 59 5000.”

n. Has drug abuse affected your life? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or email eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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