UK News £20m of cocaine found wrapped inside frozen meat
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More than £20m of cocaine has been found wrapped in blocks of frozen meat, the National Crime Agency says.
The drugs were found after a refrigerated HGV was stopped and checked as it arrived into Harwich, Essex, from Hook of Holland on Monday.
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Aaron Owen from Llandudno was sentenced after admitting conspiracy, obtaining a passport and possessing drugs with intent to supplyAaron Christopher Owen was arrested and charged as part of North Wales Police's Operation Zeus investigation into a conspiracy to flood North Wales with illegal drugs.
The driver, 48-year-old Robert Tromp from Hillegom in the Netherlands, has been charged with attempting to import class A drugs.
He appeared at Colchester Magistrates' Court on Tuesday and was remanded in custody until his next appearance at Chelmsford Crown Court on 12 December.
National Crime Agency branch commander Jacque Beer said: "While forensic checks are still being carried out on this seizure, it is likely that the total haul would have had a street value in excess of £20m once cut and sold at a street purity level.
"Our investigation into those responsible is continuing, but we can say that this will have put a big dent in the profits of the criminal network likely to be behind it and caused them substantial disruption."
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