£1 million of cocaine has been found in a shipment of face masks
15 packages of the Class A substance were found among protective equipment
15 packages containing more than £1 million of cocaine have been seized by Border Force officials after being discovered in a shipment of protective face masks.
A 34-year-old Polish national, who was driving the van the 14kg find was discovered in, has been arrested and is being questioned.
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The investigation is now being handled by the National Crime Agency.
Darren Herbert, from the NCA’s Dover branch, said: "This seizure is further evidence of the way criminal networks are attempting to exploit the coronavirus outbreak to their own ends, covering this load of drugs with what would seem like vital protective equipment."
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