Cocaine and heroin seized

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DRUGS worth millions of pounds were discovered on a lorry heading to Daventry.

Border Force officers seized approximately 40 kilos of cocaine and 26 kilos of heroin from a lorry travelling through the Port of Dover.

The haul, with an estimated street value running into millions of pounds, was discovered on Saturday when officers stopped and searched an Irish-registered lorry carrying bread products to an address in Daventry. The drugs were found in the cab.

The driver, James Joseph Finn from County Wexford, Republic of Ireland, appeared at Folkestone Magistrates Court on Monday charged with the importation. He pleaded not guilty and was remanded in custody.

The investigation has been passed to the National Crime Agency for further enquiries.

Paul Morgan, director of Border Force south east and Europe said: “In making these seizures Border Force officers at Dover have taken a significant quantity of class A drugs out of circulation and prevented it from reaching the streets of the UK. We will continue to work hard to keep our borders secure and crack down on drug smuggling.”

Anyone with information about activity they suspect may be linked to smuggling should call the Hotline on 0800 59 5000.