Heroin Worth Estimated £40m Seized at Felixstowe Port, UK; 2 Suspects Arrested in Rotterdam
August 06: Border officials have shown the scale of a huge heroin haul that was discovered under bathrobes in a shipping container.
Thought to be one of the UK’s largest narcotics finds, nearly 400kg (62st 13lb) of the Class A drug was discovered at Felixstowe docks, Suffolk.
The shipment was unloaded and the empty container was allowed to continue to Antwerp, Belgium, under police surveillance.
It was picked up by a lorry and driven to Rotterdam, Netherlands, where two men were arrested.
A UK man, from Bromsgrove, West Midlands, is also being questioned.