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UK: Lorry driver charged following 40 kilo cocaine haul

Christian Fernsby |
A Serbian lorry driver has been charged with drug smuggling offences by National Crime Agency officers after cocaine worth £3.2 million was found in a lorry heading to the UK.

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Vladimir Mrdak, 37, who lives in Serbia, was arrested on 12 July, after the class A drugs were found in the trailer of an HGV carrying a load of bottle tops and paper rolls.

The NCA began an investigation after Border Force officers at the Channel Tunnel terminal in Coquelles, France, found the cocaine in taped packages placed in boxes on top of the goods.

After being questioned, Mrdak was charged with attempting to import cocaine, and following an appearance at Folkestone Magistrates’ Court on 13 July, he was remanded in custody until his next appearance at Canterbury Crown Court on 16 August.

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