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Newark: Cocaine with street value of at least £2m recovered from vehicle on A1 at North Muskham

Cocaine with a street value of at least £2m was recovered from a vehicle on the A1.

Nottinghamshire Police officers were called to the A1 at North Muskham at around 7.30pm on Friday, Sepetember 11.

Nottinghamshire Police. (42290846)
Nottinghamshire Police. (42290846)

They stopped a vehicle before recovering around 20kg of suspected class A drugs within.

Two men were arrested and transferred to Durham Constabulary and have since been charged with being concerned in the supply of class A drugs.

Jason Denton, 37, of Lyne Road, Spennymoor, and Sean Coy, 42, of Gracey Lane, Bradford, appeared at Peterlee Magistrates' Court on Monday, September 14.

No pleas were entered and they were remanded to appear at Teeside Crown Court on October 12.

Superintendent Claire Rukas, head of Nottinghamshire Police’s operational support unit, said: "My team acted quickly and exercised great tenacity in stopping the vehicle and locating such a large amount of drugs which have now been taken out of circulation.

"We will work with our colleagues at Durham to assist with their ongoing investigation."

A Durham Constabulary spokesman said: “This is one of the biggest seizures we have ever made and we would encourage people to keep coming forward to help us take illegal drugs off our streets.”

If you have any information about drug supply, do not hesitate to call us on 101. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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