NATIONAL CRIME AGENCY ARREST RYDE MAN IN CONNECTION WITH £10MILLION COCAINE SEIZURE

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Officers from the National Crime Agency raided a property in Ryde and arrested a 43-year-old man yesterday (Sunday) in connection with a £10million cocaine seizure in East Sussex last year.

Local Police assisted the NCA in the operation at an address on Ashey Road on the outskirts of Ryde.

The arrest of the 43-year-old Ryde man on suspicion of conspiring to import Class A drugs comes 4 months after around 100kg of cocaine – worth an estimated £10million – was seized in a van at Newhaven, East Sussex.

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Border Force officers recovered 97 packages each containing approximately a kilo of cocaine from the back of a van carrying frozen fish.

The driver, 50-year-old James Satterley from Cookham in Maidenhead, was later charged with importing class A drugs. He now awaits trial.

NCA branch operations manager Martin Matthews has said:

“Our investigation into this importation continues.

“Working with partners like Border Force and policing we are determined to do all we can to disrupt the organised crime groups involved in the large-scale importation of class A drugs.”

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The unnamed individual has been questioned by investigators and bailed. Enquiries continue.

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John
John
1 year ago

OMG! Wow and great work!

Flibberty gibbert
Flibberty gibbert
1 year ago

Must be a kingpin if they’ve released him ha ha

Clare
Clare
1 year ago

Suspicion! On Bail……it’s a bit ambiguous.

If guilty, rot in prison for a very long time, how many lives have been affected by drug peddlers…filthy low life……

Rog
Rog
1 year ago

Obviously small fry if bailed straight away.

Mary
Mary
1 year ago

Horrible low life they just bring misery to families

Opinions Matter
Opinions Matter
1 year ago

As I’ve said before, if your peddling this s–t, watch out all you druggie scum bags, they’ll get you in the end This stuff destroys lives so the more of it that is taken off the streets the better. Very well done to all those involved in siezing this crap.

Bob
Bob
1 year ago

Bailed?????????????????????????? Nail him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Golly
Golly
1 year ago

Some one guna be pissed off!! bad times

Pharrison
Pharrison
1 year ago

Bit fishy

Badger
Badger
1 year ago

All you lot should run the country some one has been questioned and bailed and you want to shoot him .?that sounds like a fair system,

Ryde
Ryde
1 year ago

Very strange comments, you clearly know who this is, please share with everyone.! Because the person they arrested has only lived on the island for 2 months-a mate of yours.???

Ryde
Ryde
1 year ago

Very strange comments, your clearly know this person, please share with us.? Because we heard that the man arrested has only been on the Island for a few weeks- friend of yours.?

Bill Jones
Bill Jones
1 year ago

Sussex yet again, drug county of the World. What have you got against the people and town of Ryde Old Bean? I guess you are a persistent old codger, yet a pain in the bum.

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