Northern Ireland

Grimsby drugs find: Man charged after benzocaine seizure

Benzocaine discovered in Grimsby Image copyright PSNI
Image caption A tonne of benzocaine was seized by police in Grimsby as part of a PSNI investigation

A man arrested as part of a Police Service of Northern Ireland investigation into drugs supply has been charged.

The 41-year-old was detained in England on Wednesday and taken to Belfast for questioning.

A tonne of benzocaine, which can be used as a bulking agent for cocaine, was found during searches in Grimsby.

The man is charged with encouraging or assisting offences linked to the supply of class A drugs and money laundering.

He is due to appear at Londonderry Magistrates' Court on Friday.