Protesters turned out as live animal exports resumed at the Port of Dover amid renewed calls for an end to the controversial trade.
A Surrey man has been jailed for five years after admitting heroin smuggling into Dover.
Four men who hid 13 million counterfeit cigarettes in freight loads presented as ice cream, and pizza have been sentenced to 15 years.
Campaigners from the south east have been supporting a march in London against the practice of live animal exports.
The group Compassion in World Farming planned a peaceful march against the live export of farm animals, to highlight what it calls "a hidden trade".
– Philip Lymbery, CEO of Compassion in World Farming
By marching through London, our supporters are sending a clear message that we are demanding action to be taken to end live exports for good."
– Paul Morgan, Director of Border Force South East and Europe
Cocaine is a vile and destructive drug, which ruins 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.
Anyone with information about activity they suspect may be linked to smuggling should call the hotline on 0800 59 5000.
A Romanian man has pleaded guilty, at his first court appearance, to attempting to smuggle approximately 12 kilos of cocaine into the UK.
The drugs had an estimated street value of up to £480,000.
Canterbury Magistrates Court heard that Border Force officers at Dover’s Eastern Docks stopped a Romanian-registered van on Sunday 4th August.
After questioning the driver, Gheorghe Antonie, officers searched the vehicle. They found drugs hidden inside the load of fabric and magnetic door releases.
Antonie was arrested and charged with the importation of the class A drug. He pleaded guilty at Canterbury Magistrates Court on Tuesday 6 August and will be sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court a later date.
Border Force officers in Dover are investigating after they seized nearly £8,000 in counterfeit one pound coins.
The coins were discovered when staff at Dover's Eastern docks stopped two passengers travelling on a coach from Amsterdam on July, 30.
After questioning, the officers searched their baggage and found two large bags containing the coins.
Giuseppe Savoia and Norma Pitrolo appeared before Canterbury Magistrates' Court on Thursday, August 1 charged with the importation of counterfeit protected coins.
The port of Dover remains the busiest port in Europe after taking 60% of the market share.
The port's success has also seen Eurotunnel's truck volumes drop by 7% in this key market.
A £85m capital plan with the transformational Traffic Management Improvement Project will improve efficiency and resilience of the port operation.
Dover is leading the way in cross-Channel freight market with a growth of 11% in the first six months.
Tim Waggot, Chief Executive of the port of Dover, said: "Such growth reflects the confidence of our customers in the excellent facilities and service we are all striving to deliver."
A 22-year-old woman has denied the murdering a man, whose body was discovered in a Kent coastal village.
Charlotte Coulson was charged with killing 30-year-old Michael Kerr after his body was found in Capel-le-Ferne, near Dover, in April.
A second defendant, Alicia Davis, who is 22-years-old is also charged with Mr Kerr's murder but did not attend the Old Bailey on Friday.
Coulson was remanded in custody for a further hearing on September 6 and the pair are due to stand trial on October 8.
A swimmer in her fifties is taking on the challenge of a lifetime by swimming the Channel both ways in one go. The attempt comes a week after Susan Taylor died while swimming from Dover across to France. Sally Minty-Gravett has been speaking to Wesley Smith.