Cocaine worth up to £2m has been seized by Border Force at the Port of Hull.
Officers discovered approximately 34kg of the Class A drug shortly after 8am on Sunday. The cocaine was found in a lorry which had arrived at the port on a ferry from Rotterdam.
A 43-year-old Hungarian man was arrested on suspicion of illegally importing a Class A drug. He has been bailed while investigations continue.
– Sam Bullimore, from Border Force, said:
“By thwarting this smuggling attempt we have stopped a sizeable amount of cocaine making it onto the streets of Britain.
“Seizures like this demonstrate how Border Force officers are at the forefront of the fight to keep illegal drugs and other banned substances out of the UK.
“Drug trafficking is a serious offence and those convicted face long prison sentences.”