Huge haul of opium

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A man was last night charged with conspiracy to supply a controlled drug after Britain's biggest opium seizure led to the recovery of almost 50kg of the drug.

Behrooz Mashaolli, 31, unemployed, of Hutton Grove, north London, will appear before Hendon magistrates in north London today charged with conspiracy to supply opium.

The opium was allegedly discovered under loft insulation in a flat in Finchley, north London on Thursday.