A Polish lorry driver has been arrested after 100kgs of cocaine was found in two spare wheels attached to the underside of his lorry.

Image showing seized cocaine hidden in lorry tyre.The 37-year old was stopped at the Port of Dover by Border Force officers on the 5th May 2021 who conducted a search of the lorry. They discovered the drugs and he was subsequently interviewed by NCA officers and released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Martin Grace, NCA Branch Commander said:

“We have seen a number of cases recently where drug runners have attempted to bring class A drugs into the UK, but have been stopped at the border and arrested.

“The NCA and our partners are determined in our efforts to disrupt the activities of organised crime groups involved in drug trafficking, and identify and pursue the criminals who pose the biggest risks to our families and communities.

“In the last year, more than 145 tonnes of drugs have been seized as a result of NCA investigations and no one involved in serious and organised crime impacting the UK should consider themselves beyond our reach”.

26 May 2021