Met Police seize cocaine with street value of £5m

Cocaine with an estimated street value of £5m has been seized by police in a raid in central London.

Police said they found 37 kg (81lb 6oz) of the drug in Golden Lane, Clerkenwell, in an intelligence-led operation.

A man, aged 23, was arrested in nearby Fann Street on suspicion of possession of drugs with intent to supply. He remains in custody.

The police said the raid showed the "tireless" work of officers.

Acting Det Insp Tim Grinsted said: "I hope this sends out a clear message - our officers will find you, arrest you and you will face the full force of the law."

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC London



12 °C 6 °C


Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.