‘Millions of pounds of drugs’ found at frozen store

By Matt Atherton contact

- Last updated on GMT

Police found suspected drugs at a Yearsley Logistics site in Nottinghamshire
Police found suspected drugs at a Yearsley Logistics site in Nottinghamshire

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Suspected class A drugs, worth millions of pounds, have been discovered by police at Yearsley Logistics’ frozen food storage site in Bilsthorpe, Nottinghamshire.

No arrests were made at the site, and Nottinghamshire Police said there was no evidence of any direct link between the drugs and the local community.

The substance – reportedly suspected to be cocaine – is now being tested.

‘Very unusual’

Nottinghamshire Police neighbourhood inspector Neil Bellamy said: “It is very unusual to find such a large quantity of what we believe to be class A drugs. We are still in the early stages of the investigation but clearly, it’s a good result to have intercepted drugs on this scale.

“There are significant details about this investigation that we can’t talk about at the moment, and I would like to thank the community for their understanding and most of all, for their assistance in the matter.”

Police found the drugs on Monday (August 14) evening at the Yearsley Logistics site, in an industrial estate.

‘Early stages of the investigation’

At the time, Nottinghamshire Police detective chief inspector Lee Young said: “We are still in the early stages of the investigation but we’re pleased to have discovered these drugs before they had chance to reach our communities.”

Nobody at Yearsley Logistics was available to comment on the police discovery at its Bilsthorpe site.

Meanwhile, last year, almost 400kg of cocaine​ – with a reported street value of about £42M – was found at a Coca-Cola factory in southern France. Staff found sacks of the drug hidden among a delivery of orange juice concentrate from Costa Rica.

Drugs found at Yearsley Logistics site

  • Police find drugs at site in Nottinghamshire
  • Estimated street value of millions of pounds
  • No direct link between drugs and local community

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