Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 27 December 2014

Man arrested over £5m cocaine find

Police have arrested a man after finding cocaine worth an estimated 5 million pounds
Police have arrested a man after finding cocaine worth an estimated 5 million pounds

Police have arrested a man after finding cocaine worth an estimated £5 million.

The 23-year-old was taken into custody by officers from the Metropolitan Police's central task force east upon discovery of 37 kilos of the Class A drug in east London.

The officers raided the property in Golden Lane, Clerkenwell, shortly before 9pm on Friday.

The cocaine was stored in three bags and the suspect was arrested in nearby Fann Street on suspicion of possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply.

Scotland Yard said he remains in custody at an east London police station.

Acting Detective Inspector Tim Grinsted said: "This seizure demonstrates the tireless work of my officers to track down those responsible for putting drugs on the streets.

"I hope this sends out a clear message to those people - our officers will find you, arrest you and you will face the full force of the law."

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