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