Drug kingpins who tried to flood region with narcotics hit with £2m confiscation orders
The ringleaders of a gang who planned to flood the region with millions of pounds of Class B drugs have been hit with confiscation orders totalling more than £2m.
The plot was foiled in October 2012 when a lorry operated by a Stockton-based haulage firm was stopped at Coquelles in France in October.
Border Force officers searched the lorry and found 60 litres of the drugs in plastic containers disguised as ‘Add Blue’, an additive used to improve the performance of diesel engines.
In February 2013 a further 25 litres of liquid Amphetamine Hydrochloride were imported via the same haulier.
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