£1 million of cocaine has been found in a shipment of face masks

15 packages containing more than £1 million cocaine have been seized by Border Force ficials after being discovered in a shipment protective face masks.

A 34-year-old Polish national, who was driving the van the 14kg find was discovered in, has been arrested and is being questioned.

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The investigation is now being handled by the National Crime Agency.

Darren Herbert, from the NCA’s Dover branch, said: "This seizure is further evidence the way criminal networks are attempting to exploit the coronavirus outbreak to their own ends, covering this load drugs with what would seem like vital protective equipment."


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