News & Insights

Close up of a lorry on the motorway

Mark Watson and Ben Hargreaves secure acquittal of both defendants accused of importing 285 kilos of high purity cocaine.


Operation Quadrivium was an investigation by the NCA into three Defendants from Lithuania accused of being involved in the importation of 285 kilos of cocaine, along with lesser amounts of other controlled drugs.

The investigation involved international cooperation between Poland, the United Kingdom and Belgium.

The Defendants were Lithuanian lorry drivers accused of knowingly importing the drugs into the UK, with the drugs being professional concealed in the cab of lorry or in the freight within the lorries.

The Defendants were acquitted by the Jury after a two week trial in Canterbury Crown Court. Mark Watson appeared for the first Defendant, and Ben Hargreaves for the second.

Mark and Ben were instructed by Paul Robinson of Goldkorns.


Related Practice Areas

Popular Insights

Tom Edwards looks at the impact of the shift from Joint Enterprise to Common Purpose in the five years since…


Ben Hargreaves explores the inherent challenges in the admissibility of sexual history in sex cases. Section 41 of the Youth…


Silas Lee, pupil barrister, reviews the statutory regime on witness anonymity. Anonymous witness orders are most commonly sought by the…


An analysis of the law on fitness to plead and stand trial in the magistrates’ courts: Silas Lee reviews the…


Portfolio Builder

Select the practice areas that you would like to download or add to the portfolio

Download    Add to portfolio   
Title Type CV Email

Remove All


Click here to share this shortlist.
(It will expire after 30 days.)