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Rise in amount of Class A drugs seized at UK ports

The amount of Class A drugs seized at British ports and airports has seen a large rise, according to figures.

More heroin and cocaine was found between April and September than in the whole of the previous 12 months, UK Border Agency (UKBA) figures show.

Officials say it is due to better intelligence, closer working between agencies and new screening techniques.

Staff are warning the increase in Christmas post provides an opportunity for gangs to smuggle drugs in.

Danny Shaw reports.

  • 07 Nov 2011