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Man arrested after 37kg of cocaine seized

March 2, 2013, 4:29 pm

Officers from the Met’s Central Task Force East have arrested a man after recovering over 30kilos of Class A drugs in east London.

As part of an intelligence led operation, officers attended an address in Golden Lane, Clerkenwell shortly before 2100hrs on Friday, 1 March.

On entering the premises, officers discovered a large quantity of a substance, believed to be cocaine, stored in three bags. In total, approximately 37 kilos were recovered with an estimated street value of at least £5million.

A man, aged 23, was arrested in nearby Fann Street on suspicion of possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply – he remains in custody at an east London police station.

Acting Detective Inspector Tim Grinsted from the Central Task Force (SCO7(7)) East said:

“This seizure demonstrates the tireless work of my officers to track down those responsible for putting drugs on the streets.

“I hope this sends out a clear message to those people – our officers will find you, arrest you and you will face the full force of the law.”

Inquiries continue.

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