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Police arrest man after finding cocaine worth £5 million

Police have arrested a man in east London after finding cocaine worth an estimated £5 million.

The 23 year old was taken into custody by officers from the Metropolitan Police's central task force east upon discovery of 37 kilos of the Class A drug at the property in Golden Lane, Clerkenwell.

The officers raided the property shortly before 9pm yesterday.

The cocaine was stored in three bags and the suspect was arrested in nearby Fann Street on suspicion of possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply.

Scotland Yard said he remains in custody at an east London police station.

Acting Detective Inspector Tim Grinsted said: "This seizure demonstrates the tireless work of my officers to track down those responsible for putting drugs on the streets.

"I hope this sends out a clear message to those people - our officers will find you, arrest you and you will face the full force of the law."