Published: 16:53, 17 April 2020
| Updated: 18:21, 17 April 2020
Five people have been charged following a cocaine seizure worth more than £2m.
It follows an operation on Tuesday evening which saw investigators uncover the drugs haul at an address in Gatwick Road, Gravesend.
They seized 20kg of cocaine from a van at the scene before searches at a second property in Rochester Road led to the recovery of approximately £300,000 in cash.
Four of those arrested in Gravesend have now been charged.
These include David Adeniji, 29, of Bromhall Road, Dagenham who was charged with conspiring to supply Class A drugs and conspiring to launder the proceeds of crime.
He was joined by Kyle Hills, 31, of St Albans Close, Gillingham, who also faces a charge of conspiring to supply Class A drugs.
Philip Spence, 50, of Rochester Road, Gravesend was charged with possessing criminal property and Nicola Stevens, also 50 and from Rochester Road, was charged with conspiring to launder the proceeds of crime.
All four appeared before Barkingside Magistrates on April 16 where Stevens, Adeniji and Hills were remanded in custody until their next appearance at Woolwich Crown Court on May 14.
Spence was bailed to appear at the same court on the same.
Yesterday, following appeals for him to come forward a fifth individual, Luke Coribel, 30, of Gatwick Road, Gravesend, handed himself into police.
He was charged with possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply, and conspiring to supply Class A drugs.
Coribel appeared before Medway Magistrates today and was remanded in custody until his next court hearing, also at Woolwich on May 14.
A 31-year-old woman arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of supplying drugs in Gravesend has been released under investigation.