Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has seized over half a tonne of Colombian cocaine at the London Gateway port.
The NCA, roughly equivalent to America’s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), intercepted the huge narcotics haul alongside the Border Force, according to an official statement.
Drug traffickers had hidden their illicit cargo in a shipment of bananas from Colombia, notorious for its status as a major cocaine producer.
“Taking out a consignment of this size will have been a huge blow to the criminal network involved in this shipment, preventing them from making millions of pounds that would have been invested in further criminality,” suggested NCA Branch Operations Manager Adam Berry.
“Class A drugs are pedalled by gangs involved in violence and exploitation in our