More than 300kg of cocaine has been found disguised as frozen meat in the back of a truck.
The truck was travelling by ferry from the Netherlands to the UK when it was intercepted by police. The driver (a 41-year-old Dutch national) has been charged with importing the class-A drug.
The drug has an estimated street value of £30 million.
The contents of the lorry had been described as frozen meat. But when Border Force officers searched the trailer, they found several solid white blocks hidden under the pallets.
Speaking about the incident, Jenny Sharp, assistant director at Border Force said: “We are determined to do all we can to stop drug traffickers. Those convicted of drug importation offences face considerable prison sentences.”
In other words, it’s never worth the risk.