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Three charged in heroin haul

Police yesterday charged three men in connection with the seizure of heroin worth pounds 100m which was found in a lorry.

The 200kg haul - one of the largest to be seized in Britain - was found in the Slovenian-registered lorry in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, last week. Scotland Yard said the three men had been charged with conspiracy to import and supply the drug. They are due to appear in custody at Hendon magistrates court today.

It named the men as Bostjan Mrak, 33, of Slovenia, Ali Osman Cok, 36, of Edmonton, north London, and Mahar Kaynar, of Barnet, north London. Three other men who were questioned, were released on police bail.