Bromley man in court charged with smuggling more than £5million of cocaine from France

PUBLISHED: 14:18 01 July 2013 | UPDATED: 14:18 01 July 2013

A Bromley man appeared in court today accused of trying to smuggle 52 kilos of cocaine into the UK.

Michael Ebanks, 31, of Sevenoaks Road, was charged with drugs smuggling and possession with intent to supply class B and C drugs.

He was arrested on October 19 last year after Border Force officers seized cocaine from a lorry which had arrived via ferry from Caen the previous day. The drugs would have been worth approximately £5.2million if cut and sold on the street.

Ebanks will appear in court alongside Mark West, 35, of Purley, Surrey, who was arrested on April 24 this year. Both were charged on June 6 and appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court the following day,

The case will be heard at Portsmouth Crown Court and both men have been remanded in custody.

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