Three charged as £2.7m of cocaine seized after police follow car from Plaistow

A BMW car pulled over by police in a drugs operation

A BMW car pulled over by police in a drugs operation - Credit: Archant

Three men have been charged with drug offences after police seized £2.7million worth of cocaine.

Cocaine seized by police on Monday

Cocaine seized by police on Monday - Credit: Archant

Detectives and sniffer dogs searched a car after following it from New Barn Street, Plaistow, on Monday evening.

They found seven blocks of what is believed to be cocaine concealed in hidden compartments.

Officers also recovered a key for a Mercedes, tracked to an address in north London, in which they found £50,000 in cash.

A further address in Jutland Road was later searched, where two more blocks of cocaine were discovered, bringing the total weight of drugs seized to 12kg.

Three men from north London were charged on Wednesday with conspiracy to supply class A and class B drugs and money laundering. They have been remanded in custody before a hearing at Maidstone Crown Court on September 4.

Two other men have been bailed pending further enquiries.