Drugs worth £5m seized in Thames Valley and Kent

Drugs with an estimated street value of £5m have been seized in Kent and the Thames Valley, along with £50,000 cash.

Six people were arrested in the raids on Monday and Tuesday.

Police said the cash and drugs - 16kg (35lb) of cocaine and 8kg (17lb) of heroin - were found along with a hydraulic press and other drug items.

They were discovered at properties in Woodstock and Oxford, in a vehicle on the M40 near High Wycombe and in a lorry at Dover.

Five men, aged between 31 and 42, from Woodstock, Northampton, Oxford and the Netherlands have been charged with conspiracy to import and supply heroin and cocaine.

The sixth suspect was bailed.

Thames Valley Police said the arrests followed a complex operation by its Serious and Organised Crime Unit.

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