Pair from Blaina charged over £1m cocaine haul

Two men have been charged following the seizure of cocaine worth around £1m.

Martyn Pagett, 31, from Blaina, Blaenau Gwent, and Neil Strange, 60, formerly of Blaina but now living in Devon, were arrested in Bristol last August where £125,000 was seized at the scene.

National Crime Agency officers later found eight kilos of cocaine at an address in Cwm Crachen, Nantyglo.

The pair have been charged with conspiring to supply class A drugs and money laundering offences.

They were charged after answering bail on Wednesday.

Both men have been bailed and will appear at Cardiff Magistrates' Court on Thursday 19 February.