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Van driver is caught with £10million worth of cocaine hidden in a batch of FROZEN FISH 

Van driver is caught with £10million worth of cocaine hidden in a batch of FROZEN FISH

  • The haul was discovered as it came off a ferry at Newhaven port, East Sussex
  • Officers found 97 packages that each contained around 1kg of cocaine
  • The driver, James Satterley, 50, has been charged with importing Class A drugs

A driver has been charged after £10million worth of cocaine was found hidden in the back of a frozen fish van.

The haul was discovered in the back of a refrigerated lorry when the vehicle was searched as it came off a ferry at Newhaven port, East Sussex, in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Officers found 97 packages, each containing around 1kg of cocaine.

The haul was discovered in the back of a refrigerated lorry when the vehicle was searched as it came off a ferry at Newhaven port, East Sussex 

The National Crime Agency said the drugs could have been sold for around £10million at street level.

Driver James Satterley, 50, from Cookham, in Maidenhead has been charged with importing Class A drugs.

He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Officers found 97 packages, each containing around 1kg of cocaine and the driver has been charged with importing Class A drugs

Officers found 97 packages, each containing around 1kg of cocaine and the driver has been charged with importing Class A drugs

NCA senior investigating officer Paul Morris said: ‘NCA officers are working alongside Border Force, Sussex Police, Thames Valley Police and the South East regional organised crime unit to investigate this seizure and the circumstances around it.

‘Working with partners we are determined to do all we can to disrupt the organised crime groups involved in the large-scale importation of class A drugs, which fuel serious violence and impact some of the most vulnerable members of our society.

‘Making seizures like this is an important part of that work.’ 

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