Cocaine Found Smuggled In Box of Face Masks
Officers found a 14kg (about 30lbs) haul of cocaine in a Polish van when it tried to get into the UK through the Channel Tunnel. The driver, a 34 year old, was arrested.
The drugs were found inside a box of face masks.
"This seizure is further evidence of the way criminal networks are attempting to exploit the coronavirus outbreak to their own ends, covering this load of drugs with what would seem like vital protective equipment," said Darren Herbert with the National Crime Agency (NCA).
The van was stopped at the Channel Tunnel checkpoint in Coquelles, France.
Officers who searched the van found 15 wrapped packages of the Class A drug, all of which tested positive.
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