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Huge £200,000 ketamine haul seized at East Midlands Airport destined for Lenton

A man has been arrested after a parcel containing a huge haul of ketamine, with a potential street value of approximately £200,000, was intercepted by Border Force officers at East Midlands Airport.

The consignment – delivered from an address in Dusseldorf, Germany – had been destined for an address in Chippendale Street, in the Lenton area of Nottingham.

The seized parcel, the contents of which were described as containing seven bags of coffee, was actually 7kg of ketamine, a Class B drug.

The package was examined by Border Force on 30 October and the controlled drugs discovered.

Following inquiries, Nottinghamshire Police officers arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of importing Class B drugs into the UK.

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The arrest was made on Wednesday (1 November). The suspect was questioned and bailed pending further investigation.

PC Daniel Mottishaw, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:

“The combined efforts of Nottinghamshire Police and Border Force have £200,000 worth of ketamine from plaguing our streets.

“The sale of such drugs is controlled by gangs who inflict violence and exploitation in our communities.

“I’d like to thank our colleagues in Border Force for the role they played in intercepting this consignment.

“Such collaboration shows our collective determination to tackle organised criminal groups head on, and stem the supply of harmful drugs.

“We will continue to work to disrupt criminals who prey on the vulnerable and seek to profit from other people’s misery by selling illegal drugs which we know has a hugely detrimental impact on our communities.”

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