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Heroin worth £21m found hidden in bags of rice at UK port

A massive haul of Class A drugs has been stopped from hitting UK streets after an international operation led by the National Crime Agency. More than a tonne of Class A drugs – 1,196kg of heroin and morphine derivatives – were recovered from container ship the Sembawang after it docked at the port of Felixstowe. National Crime Agency investigators developed intelligence and knew the drugs would be on the vessel when it docked in the UK en route to Antwerp.

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