pounds 11m drugs haul driver charged

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A lorry driver has been charged with smuggling drugs with a street value of pounds 11.5m.

John Kelleher, 34, of Wortley, Sheffield, will appear before Dover magistrates in Kent today.

Customs officials said the charge followed the discovery of drugs in side lockers and holdalls in the cabin of a lorry carrying non-toxic chemicals. The lorry arrived at Dover on a ferry from Calais in the early hours of Saturday, after being driven from Spain.

Officers found 60kilos of heroin worth pounds 5.5m, seven kilos of cocaine worth pounds 1m and 50 kilos of amphetamines worth pounds 5m.