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DRUGS SEIZED: Over 100kg of Ketamine found from group of men in St Albans

 Published on: 16th March 2020   |   By: News Desk   |   Category: Uncategorized

A large amount of Class B drugs was seized by police following suspicious activity in St Albans.

Metropolitan Police seized over 100kg of Ketamine from four men in early March.

On Thursday, March 5, officers witnessed a lorry driver hand over six white boxes to a driver of a black BMW at a commercial property on North Orbital Road, St Albans.

The BMW driver was stopped in Watford where he was found in possession of the six boxes which contained 60kg of Ketamine.

He was arrested for being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs. 

Later, officers returned to the commercial property and arrested the lorry driver for conspiracy to import Ketamine in regard to the 60kg he supplied to the BMW driver, as well as another 50kg he supplied another man on Sunday, March 1.

Following a search of the BMW driver’s home address, police found a further 60kg of the Class B drug.

He said that he had been asked to collect the packages for a male family member who was subsequently arrested. 

Acting detective inspector Johnny Baker, from the Specialist Crime North Command said: “Absolutely no valid reason has been provided as to why any arrested party was selling or buying 170kg of a product, that is most commonly used as an anaesthetic for animals, without the appropriate paperwork or licenses.

“I’m aware this illegal, and frankly dangerous drug, can sometimes be used by people during so-called ‘Chemsex hook-ups’, which have been described by the Met’s LGBT+ Advisory Group as the ‘crisis of our time’ for LGBT+ communities. 

“By making these arrests I have no doubt that we have started dismantling an organised drug ring that was planning on selling this substance to line their own pockets.”

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