Cocaine valued at £10m found in van full of frozen fish in Newhaven port

Police have discovered cocaine with a street value of £10m hidden in a vanload of frozen fish.

A driver has been charged after the haul was discovered in the back of a refrigerated van when it was searched as it came off a ferry at Newhaven port, in East Sussex, in the early hours of Saturday.

A total of 97 packages were found by officers, each containing about 1kg of cocaine.

The drugs could have been sold for around £10m at street level, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said.

James Satterley, 50, from Cookham, in Maidenhead has been charged with importing Class A drugs and was remanded in custody to appear before Brighton magistrates' court on Monday.

NCA senior investigating officer Paul Morris said his agency is investigating the case along with Border Force, local police and organised crime units.

He said: "Working with partners we are determined to do all we can to disrupt the organised crime groups involved in the large-scale importation of class A drugs, which fuel serious violence and impact some of the most vulnerable members of our society.

"Making seizures like this is an important part of that work."

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