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Three held over £50m cocaine haul

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of drug offences after cocaine with a street value of around £50 million was seized by police, Scotland Yard said.

The suspects, aged 40, 44, and 45, were detained in Rochester, Kent, on Monday following a swoop by officers from the Metropolitan Police's Central Task Force.

The unit, which has been carrying out an investigation into organised crime networks involved in the supply of class A drugs, then searched an address and discovered 150kg of the illegal drug.

All three suspects were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs, and are in custody at a south London police station.

Detective Inspector Colin Stephenson of the Central Task Force said: "My team continues to form alliances with other agencies to tackle the supply and availability of drugs in London and the Home Counties.

"This arrest and seizure has disrupted a significant supply of cocaine into London and will reinforce the message that the Met will continue to combat the criminal networks engaged in drug trafficking, and prevent a large amount of cocaine flooding the streets this Christmas."


From Belfast Telegraph