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Lorry driver in court

The substance was found hidden in two holdalls
The substance was found hidden in two holdalls

A lorry driver is due in court today in connection with the seizure of approximately 40 kilos of heroin at Dover.

The substance, worth about £2 million, was found hidden in two holdalls on top of the engine block under the driver’s cab.

The driver was interviewed and charged with attempting to smuggle drugs into the UK.

He was due to appear before Folkestone magistrates this morning.

Bob Gaiger, HM Revenue & Customs spokesman in the South East said:

“Ports like Dover should not be seen as a soft touch by smugglers. Anyone with information about activity they suspect may be linked to drugs or tobacco smuggling should call our 24 hour hotline on 0800 59 5000.”

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