Arrest after £2m drugs found

PUBLISHED: 09:00 12 June 2013

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A MAN from Weston was arrested after border police found 20kg of cocaine worth £2million on a lorry at a ferry terminal.

Border Force officers stopped a lorry which arrived on a ferry from Bilbao, Spain, in Poole on June 6 and found the drugs among furniture on the lorry.

A 54-year-old man from Weston was arrested, as well as a 21-year-old from Spain.

The pair have been bailed until September 6.

Tim Fleming, Border Force spokesman, said: “As this detection shows, our officers are on constant alert, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to keep drugs, other smuggled goods and illegal persons out of the UK.

“We are determined to prevent this terrible trade which can have such a destructive impact on the lives of so many.”

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