Two men arrested over £5m drugs haul

By buseman · Jun 18, 2010 ·
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    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
    http://www.lynnnews.co.uk/news/national/two_men_arrested_over_5m_drugs_haul_1_654896

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