Two arrested in Glasgow after Teesport drugs seizure

12 February 2016

Two men have been arrested by the National Crime Agency in Glasgow in connection with the seizure of huge haul of class A and B drugs.
 
The consignment, which included 24 kilos of cocaine, 16 kilos of heroin, 144 kilos of cannabis resin and 12 kilos of herbal cannabis was discovered by Border Force officers carrying out checks at the port of Teesport on 29 January.
 
The drugs had a likely potential street value in excess of £2.3 million.
 
NCA investigators raided a property in the Yoker area of Glasgow on Wednesday 10 February and arrested two men, aged 32 and 38.
 
They were later charged with importation offences and a report has been sent to the Procurator Fiscal.
 
Bill Robertson, from the NCA’s border investigation team based at the Scottish Crime Campus in Gartcosh, said:
 
"It is fairly unusual for a single seizure to include such a wide range of substances and in these sort of quantities. Those drugs will now not reach the streets of Scotland, and the damage they would have caused has been prevented.
 
“Our investigation continues, and we continue to work with Border Force and Police Scotland to break the link between larger scale traffickers and street level dealing."
 
Christina Brown, Assistant Director of Border Force North East, said:
 
“By making this seizure we have stopped a significant quantity of dangerous drugs reaching the streets of the UK.
 
“Detections like this demonstrate how Border Force officers are at the forefront of the fight to keep illegal substances out of the country."

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