Cocaine worth almost £2m which was destined for the streets of Essex has been seized thanks to proactive work by our officers.
Drugs courier Kieran Grant was jailed on Friday 13 January for eight years.
When Grant was stopped on the M11 at about 10.30pm on March 31, he quickly admitted to officers that he had a large amount of drugs in his boot
The 40-year-old, of Hartington Road, in Southend, was stopped on the London-bound carriageway just before junction 8 as checks on the Skoda Fabia he was driving showed it was uninsured.
Once he had got out of the car, officers began to question him, asking if there was anything in the car that they should be aware of.
Grant immediately replied: “In the boot.”
When asked what was in the boot, he replied: “Drugs – a lot. Cocaine.”
When the vehicle was searched, officers found 19 wrapped blocks of cocaine, totalling 19kg, in the boot which was being transported in two ‘bags for life’.
The drugs have a wholesale value of £665,000 and a street value of about £1.9 million.