September 17, 2020 4.51 pm

Police stop car with £2m of cocaine on the A1

Big drug bust between Newark and Retford

Police have seized over 20 kilograms of cocaine at a street value of over £2 million after stopping a car on the A1.

The drugs were found when the vehicle was stopped between Newark and Retford.

Two men were arrested at the scene and have since been charged with being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

Officers from Nottinghamshire Police’s Operational Support Unit were called to the A1 at North Muskham at around 7.30pm on September 11.

Nottinghamshire Police helped the officers from Durham who were attempting to seize the drugs beforehand.

Jason Denton, 37, of Lyne Road, Spennymoor, and Sean Coy, 42, of Gracey Lane, Bradford, appeared in Magistrates Court on Monday, but no pleas were entered.

They are due to appear at Teeside Crown Court on October 12.

Superintendent Claire Rukas, head of Nottinghamshire Police’s Operational Support Unit, said: “My team acted quickly and exercised great tenacity in stopping the vehicle and locating such a large amount of drugs which have now been taken out of circulation.

“We will work with our colleagues at Durham to assist with their ongoing investigation.”

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