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Bromley man charged after allegedly smuggling £5million worth of cocaine from France

PUBLISHED: 10:48 18 June 2013 | UPDATED: 10:52 18 June 2013

A man has been charged with attempting to smuggle more than £5million of cocaine into the UK.

Michael Ebanks, 31, of Sevenoaks Road, Bromley was charged with drugs smuggling and possession with intent to supply Class B and C drugs. He appeared at Portsmouth Magigstrates Court on Friday, June 7 alongside Mark West, 35, of Purley.

Ebanks was arrested in October last year after Border Force officers seized 52 kilos of cocaine from a lorry which had arrived in Portsmouth from Caen, in France. The drugs would have been worth around £5.2million if cut and sold on the street.

Both Ebanks and West remain in custody and will appear at Portsmouth Crown court on July 1.

Anyone whi has information on suspected smuggling or immigration offences should call the Border Force hotline on 0800 595000.

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