Paul Morgan, Director Border Force South East & Europe, said: “Cocaine is a vile and destructive drug, which ruin the lives of users and the wider community. Border Force officers are on constant alert to keep illegal drugs and other banned substances out of the UK.”
Officials say that they have charged a 29-year-old man following the discovery of the drugs.
Artur Topalli, appeared at Canterbury Magistrates Court today charged with the attempted importation. He was remanded in custody.
He will next appear at Folkestone Magistrates Court on 7 March.
Border Force officers have seized drugs worth £320,000 at the Channel Tunnel entrance in France.
Eight kilos of cocaine were found on Tuesday when officers stopped a British-registered car
Officers searched the vehicle and found the drugs concealed within the car’s bodywork.