Dover Border Force finds 40kg of cocaine on banana ship

About 40kg (88lb) of cocaine has been seized by Border Force officers at Dover, from a cargo ship loaded with bananas.

The drugs were found in the hold of the MV Esmeralda, which was en route from South America to Rotterdam.

Nobody was arrested during the raid on Wednesday.

The ship was allowed to continue on its journey. The investigation has been passed to the National Crime Agency and inquiries are continuing.

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