Cocaine Haul Collared

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 115 months ago
Cocaine Haul Collared

You could hear the howls of Hoxtonites from Hounslow to Harlow when news broke that a London-bound cocaine motherlode had been stopped by police. The pure Bolivian marching powder, with a street value of £30 million, was found on a British lorry passing through the south of France, having travelled through Spain en route to London. Gendarmes discovered 684kg of the stuff — almost double what UK police sieze every year, or, if you're to believe the quaintly coke-obsessed Geraint Anderson, the average amount snorted every Friday night at a typical Bishopsgate boozer during the good ol' Bacchanalian days in the City. The driver of the truck and his assistant were arrested.

Last Updated 29 May 2009