Seven held by police after pounds 10m seizure of cocaine

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SEVEN people arrested after the seizure by Dutch police of more than pounds 10m of cocaine destined for the UK were still being questioned by Customs and Excise yesterday.

The six men and one woman, from the Manchester area, were held in dawn raids by officers from the National Criminal Investigation Service who also recovered 5kg of heroin valued at pounds 500,000. They are being questioned about 100kg of cocaine found in a Rotterdam hotel room after an Anglo- Dutch operation, codenamed Ukulele. A Briton arrested in Rotterdam was being questioned by Dutch police.