Two men from Kent have today been sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court to a total of 37 years imprisonment after being found guilty of importing drugs with an estimated street value of up to £4.9 million.
On 24 February 2010 UK Border Agency officers stopped a British-registered lorry at the inward freight controls at Dover’s Eastern Docks. Officers searched the lorry and its load of mixed goods.
One of the consignments consisted of thirteen oil drums. Officers opened the drumsand found approximately 26 kilos of heroin, 80 kilos of amphetamine, 147kilos of cannabis, over 40,000 tablets and 517 grams of MDMA (ecstasy).