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Cocaine seized from orange juice lorry at Plymouth port

Seized alleged cocaine. Pic: Home Office Image copyright Home Office
Image caption The National Crime Agency said it was a "very significant seizure of cocaine worth millions"

About 220lbs (100kg) of cocaine has been seized from a lorry at Plymouth ferry port.

The drugs were seized by Border Force officers from a lorry carrying concentrated orange juice which arrived on a ferry from Santander, Spain.

The National Crime Agency said it was a "very significant seizure of cocaine worth millions".

A man from the Manchester area, aged 62, was arrested and later bailed until November, pending further inquiries.

The drugs were seized after officers searched the lorry on 18 September.

A Home Office spokesman said no details of what led to the arrest were available because of an ongoing investigation.

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