Bourne man, 41, bailed after raid finds £350,000 worth of heroin

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BORDER Force officers are investigating after seizing seven kilos of heroin at Dover’s Eastern Docks.

A 41-year-old man from Bourne was arrested on suspicion of involvement in the importation of Class A drugs into the UK after the incident on Tuesday. He has been bailed until January.

The drugs, with an estimated street value of £350,000, were discovered when officers stopped a British-registered lorry after it had arrived in Dover on a ferry from Dunkirk.

After the vehicle was scanned, a search was carried out and officers found the heroin concealed in the load of empty meat bins.

Inquiries by the Border Force continue.

Carole Upshall, from the Border Force said: “Border Force officers are on constant alert to keep illegal drugs and other banned substances out of the UK.

“We are determined to prevent this terrible trade which can have such a destructive impact on the lives of so many.”

Anyone with information about activity they suspect may be linked to drug smuggling should call the hotline on 0800 59 5000.