Two men deny trying to smuggle £5.2m of cocaine into Portsmouth
Two men have denied attempting to smuggle £5.2m of cocaine into the UK via a Portsmouth port.
Border Force officers seized the drug from a lorry that arrived on a ferry from Caen, France, last October.
Michael Ebanks, 31, of Sevenoaks Road, Orpington in Kent was arrested in October and Mark West, 35, of Lansdowne Road, Purley, Surrey, in April.
They pleaded not guilty to all the charges against them at Portsmouth Crown Court on Monday.
Both are charged with conspiring to evade a prohibition restriction on import of a class A drug, imposed by the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.
Mr West is also charged with one count of possession with intent to supply a class B drug.
Mr Ebanks is also charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply a class B drug, and one count of possession with intent to supply a class C drug.
Both have been remanded in custody until their next court appearance on 7 October.