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Immingham docks cocaine and cannabis haul 'worth £2m'

Cocaine and cannabis with an estimated street value of about £2m have been seized at the Port of Immingham, the Border Force has said.

The find, details of which have only now been revealed, was made on 22 May when officers searched a trailer from Vlaardingen in the Netherlands.

About 40kg (88lb) of cocaine and 300kg (661lb) of cannabis were found hidden inside aluminium ingots.

The Serious Organised Crime Agency has begun an investigation, the force said.

'Sophisticated network'

Sam Bullimore, Border Force assistant director at Immingham, said the drugs haul was "significant and sizeable".

"It will have disrupted a sophisticated delivery network operated by serious organised criminals."

A driver who came to collect the trailer was arrested but after questioning was released without further action, the Border Force said.

In June last year, the Border Force at the Port of Immingham seized cocaine with an estimated street value of £1m from a ship which had travelled from Colombia.

In August, the Immingham force also made two separate seizures of cocaine weighing 45kg (99lb) and 10kg (22lb).

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