Teesside man arrested on drugs charges in Spain

A man from Middlesbrough, suspected of being involved in an international drug-smuggling operation, has been arrested in Spain.

Teesside man arrested on drugs charges in Spain

Brian Charrington in 2001 Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A man from Middlesbrough, suspected of being involved in an international drug-smuggling operation, has been arrested in Spain.

Brian Charrington was detained in the Costa Brava in a joint operation between Spanish and UK police.

220 kg cocaine recovered in apartment in Alicante

More than 220 kg of cocaine was recovered in an apartment in Alicante.

Bank accounts and goods worth €5 million have been frozen or seized.

The 57 year old worked as a car salesman whilst living in the north east.

Several other arrests were also made as part of the operation in Spain and Venezuela.

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