£2 million drugs seizure

Derbyshire police have seized a shipment of drugs worth in excess of £2m in Derby today.

The drugs were recovered from a lorry container in Raynesway at 10am after police received a report from a delivery company. Inside officers found around 44 kilos of suspected cocaine.

It's believed the haul had been imported from South America and was hidden in holdalls among legitimate cargo.

It is estimated the shipment is worth around £2.2m and investigations are ongoing into the origins and destination of the container.

Detective Sergeant Steve Judge, of Derby North CID, said: "This is one of the largest drug seizures we've had in Derbyshire in recent times and a massive amount of drugs that has been kept off the streets.

"We are in the early stages now of piecing together where the drugs originated from and ultimately where and who was their final destination.

"Drugs like these have such a negative affect on local communities through the crime and associated anti-social behaviour created by dealers and users. It's extremely positive to have such a seizure that should have a big impact."

If you have information on drugs contact Derbyshire police on 0345 123 33 33 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.