Portsmouth: Three charged over £10m banana box cocaine seizure

Three men have been charged after cocaine with a street value of £10m was found in the linings of banana boxes.

The drugs, believed to have come from the Dominican Republic, were found by Border Force officers at Portsmouth International Port on 20 and 26 January.

The two shipments were traced to an address in Acton, west London, where Met Police officers made three arrests.

The men appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates Court on 31 January.

Jose Manuel Perez De La Cruz, 37, from Beckway, Nathanael Colado-Jiminez, 30, from Acton, and Ronny Sierra Guerrero, 34, of no fixed address, were charged with importation of cocaine.

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