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Nottinghamshire Police assist in one of Durham's largest ever seizures of Class A drugs

September 16, 2020
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Cocaine with a street value of at least £2m has been recovered from a vehicle travelling through Nottinghamshire in what is believed to be one of Durham Police’s largest ever seizures of Class A drugs.

Officers from Nottinghamshire Police's Operational Support Unit were deployed to the A1 at North Muskham at around 7.30pm on Friday (11 September 2020).

Acting on intelligence they located and stopped a vehicle before recovering around 20 kilograms of suspected class A drugs from within.

Two men were arrested at the scene and transferred to Durham Constabulary. They have both since been charged with being concerned in the supply of Class A controlled drugs.

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