Massive £500,000 cocaine stash seized from village lock-up

PUBLISHED: 11:37 30 August 2012

Illegal drugs - cocaine

Illegal drugs - cocaine

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COCAINE with an estimated street value of half a million pounds has been seized by drugs squad officers in Goffs Oak.

Metropolitan Police central task force detectives found 29kg of the class A drug stashed behind a false wall in a lock-up in St James’s Road.

A 26-year-old man was stopped by police leaving the building and was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs after being found with a kilogram of cocaine on him.

Keys to the property were taken from the man and the property was then searched with officers finding three safes behind the wall containing cocaine, scales and further paraphernalia.

The man was taken to a police station in north London and remains in custody.

Detective Inspector Colin Stephenson of the central task force said: “This is another example of good detective work by my team, which has prevented a huge amount of cocaine destined for London from reaching the streets.

“My message to those involved in the drugs trade is that we will pursue you relentlessly and make you face the consequences of your actions.”


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