Man charged after £21m worth of drugs found in back of lorry at Port of Harwich

The Port of Harwich in Essex. Credit: PA

A Polish man has been charged after cocaine and heroin with an estimated street value of around £21.5million was found in the back of a lorry at the Port of Harwich.

Police made the discovery while carrying out a stop check on a lorry at the Essex port on Monday June 1.

Police and Border Force officers seized the drugs which were found inside the lorry trailer.

Marcin Jadasz, 43, from Poland, was arrested and later charged with two counts of importing a class A drug with intent to evade a prohibition or restriction.

He appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on June 3 and is due to appear at Ipswich Crown Court on July 1.