More than 300 kg of cocaine disguised as frozen meat was found in the back of a truck.
The truck was traveling by ferry from the Netherlands to the UK when it was intercepted by the police. The driver (a 41-year-old Dutchman) is responsible for importing the class A drug.
The drugs have an estimated street value of £ 30 million.
The contents of the truck were described as frozen meat. But when border guard officers searched the trailer, they found several sturdy white blocks hidden under the pallets.
Speaking of the incident, Border Force Assistant Director Jenny Sharp said: “We are determined to do everything we can to stop drug traffickers. Those convicted of drug import crimes face significant prison sentences. “
In other words, it is never worth the risk.