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Ben Hargreaves defends man charged with conspiracy to import 1.5 tonnes of cocaine through Portsmouth docks

26/10/2022

The defendant is one of four employees at Portsmouth docks employed by a company that dealt with the importation of goods from across the world. A consignment of bananas from Columbia had been intercepted in Holland where police discovered some 1.5 tonnes of cocaine with a  street value of some £140 million.

The NCA organised the extraction of the cocaine and rebuilt the load with a dummy cargo and listening devices. The consignment continued to Portsmouth under surveillance.The trial is expected to last some 4 weeks and is on going.

Ben is instructed by Paul Robinson of Goldkorns Solicitors.

Coverage:
BBC
Portsmouth News

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