A multi-million pound cocaine route running from South America to Lincolnshire has been stopped by border officials.
Officers from Border Force based at Port of Immingham in North Lincolnshire, have intercepted more than £6m worth of cocaine destined for the UK.
The Class A drugs were hidden in loads of coal on bulk vessels that had travelled from Puerto Prodeco in Columbia, to the east coast deep water port on the Humber. On each occasion specially trained officers from the Border Force Deep Rummage Team have found the drugs. In the past three months hauls have now been seized from three different vessels travelling the Trans-Atlantic route.
All the drugs will now be destroyed. No arrests have been made in connection with the seizures at this stage, but investigations are continuing. The drugs were of a high purity and once the cocaine had been 'cut' with other substances it would have a potential street value totalling about £6.5m.