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Police seize record breaking £27 million worth of heroin

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Police seize record breaking £27 million worth of heroin

Police seize record breaking £27 million worth of heroin

An international investigation has resulted in the largest ever seizure of heroin in the UK, denying vast sums of money to organised crime groups.

Nearly 1.3 tonnes of the class A drug were recovered from a container ship, the MV Gibraltar, after it docked at the port of Felixstowe on 30 August.National Crime Agency intelligence had ascertained that the heroin would be on the vessel when it docked in the UK en route to Antwerp.

The record haul would be worth around £27 million to organised criminals, and in excess of £120 million at street level.

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