Six men charged over £66m drugs seizure in Hull | UK news

Six men have been charged in connection with a drugs seizure worth more than £66m.

UK Border Force officers stopped a Scania HGV at the King George Dock in Hull, east Yorkshire, in May.

A search of the lorry uncovered a haul of about 58kg of cocaine and almost 84kg of heroin, believed to have a combined street value of £66,502,000.

Greater Manchester police said six men had been charged with two counts of conspiracy to fraudulently evade any duty/prohibition/provision and two counts of conspiracy to supply a class A drug.

The men are: Julian Solomon, 37, of HMP Forest Bank; David Reece, 54, of Nottinghamshire; Jason Starmer, 41, of HMP Liverpool; Everton Bailey, 56, of Derbyshire; Graham Rawlings, 58, of Southport; and Gerrard Young, 47, of Manchester.

They are scheduled to appear at Manchester crown court on 31 August.

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