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.


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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.

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