Twenty guns and drugs seized at the Port of Dover

Guns seized at Port of Dover Credit: National Crime Agency

Twenty handguns and around one thousand bullets have been found hidden in a lorry at the Port of Dover.

The truck was stopped at the Eastern Docks by Border Force officers.

A variety of drugs worth £7.5 million were also discovered including, cocaine, heroin and ketamine.

This is a substantial seizure of firearms and ammunition which would pose a significant risk to life once in the hands of criminals in the UK. Criminal gangs use handguns to bring fear and violence to our streets; we are committed doing all we can to prevent these items getting into the UK to help keep the public safe.

Kathryn Philpott, Senior Investigating Officer for the National Crime Agency

Two Polish nationals, Lukasz Kur and Rafal Anyszek, have been charged.

Both are due to appear at Margate Magistrates Court on Monday morning.