Tyne & Wear

Cocaine seized at North Shields ferry terminal

Parcels of the seized cocaine Image copyright Border Force
Image caption The drug had been hidden in the lorry's trailer

Cocaine with an estimated street value of £9m has been seized at a port.

Border Force officers found 115 kilos of the drug in a lorry which arrived at the Port of Tyne, in North Shields, on a ferry from Amsterdam on Friday.

A 27-year-old Polish man, Rafal Chyl, of no fixed UK address, was charged with importing a Class A drug.

He remanded in custody after appearing at Newcastle Magistrates' Court earlier and was due to appear at the city's crown court on 22 November.

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