Police in Leicestershire have arrested two men after officers recovered drugs with a street value of around £5 million.
Officers searched two vehicles near the junction of the M1 and M6 just after 8am on Thursday and found what could be the largest haul of Class A drugs ever found in the region.
Detective Chief Inspector Neil Castle, who is leading the operation, said: "From my knowledge, this is the largest haul of Class A drugs recovered in Leicestershire.
We do all that we can to remove drugs from the streets of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, and this will have a major impact.
The operation involved Police Community Support Officers, local beat officers and specialist crime investigation officers all working closely together.
Temporary Deputy Chief Constable Gordon Fraser said: This was a classic example of dedicated neighbourhood policing teams having a direct and positive impact on serious and organised crime.
Leicestershire Constabulary is now liaising with other forces within the UK and abroad as part of its investigation.
June 18 2010