Three Arrested After 50m Cocaine Haul Found

Part of the 50m cocaine haul found in Kent

11:45am UK, Tuesday November 29, 2011

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of drug offences after cocaine with a street value of around 50m was seized by police.

The suspects, aged 40, 44, and 45, were detained in Rochester, Kent, following a swoop by officers from the Met's Central Task Force.
The unit, which has been carrying out an investigation into organised crime networks involved in the supply of class A drugs, then searched an address and discovered 150kg of the illegal drug.
All three suspects were arrested on on suspicion of possession with intent to supply and are in custody at a south London police station.
Detective Inspector Colin Stephenson of the Central Task Force said: "My team continues to form alliances with other agencies to tackle the supply and availability of drugs in London and the Home Counties.
"This arrest and seizure has disrupted a significant supply of cocaine into London and will reinforce the message that the Met will continue to combat the criminal networks engaged in drug trafficking and prevent a large amount of cocaine flooding the streets this Christmas."