Massive drugs haul at docks

�2.6 million of cocaine was discovered in a refrigerated container at Grangemough Docks
�2.6 million of cocaine was discovered in a refrigerated container at Grangemough Docks

Cocaine with an estimated street value of £2.6 million has been seized by Border Force officers at Grangemouth Docks.

Officers discovered 41kg of the Class A drug on Wednesday following a search of a refrigerated container that had arrived at the port from Antwerp, Belgium.

Head of Border Force Scotland, Murdo MacMillan said: “This was an extremely intricate concealment, with the drugs hidden within the housings of the container’s evaporator fan.

“Smugglers will always be developing new and more elaborate methods to try to get their illegal products into the UK and it is the job of Border Force to stay one step ahead. Detections such as this are a real testament to Border Force officers’ expertise.

“By making this seizure, Border Force officers have put a dent in the profits of the criminals involved.”

Anyone with information about activity they suspect may be linked to smuggling can call our hotline on 0800 59 5000.