Five men have been charged in connection with the seizure of an estimated £5 million worth of drugs. The charges follow a complex investigation by the Thames Valley Police Serious and Organised Crime Unit,
On Monday 10th March 2014 five people were arrested within Thames Valley and Kent in connection with serious drugs offences, a further person was arrested in Oxford on Tuesday 11th March 2014.
The charges are in connection with the seizure of 24 kg of class A drugs (16 kilos of cocaine and 8 kilos of heroin) with an estimated street value of over £5,000,000.
In addition, more than £50,000 in cash was also seized, plus a hydraulic press and various other drug paraphernalia. The items were seized on Monday from a vehicle on the M40 near High Wycombe and during warrants which were carried out at properties in Randolph Avenue, Woodstock and Walton Street, Oxford.
The five men were charged this morning, Wednesday 12th March 2014, with conspiracy to import heroin, conspiracy to import cocaine, conspiracy to supply cocaine and conspiracy to supply heroin. They are all due to appear at Banbury Magistrates’ Court today, Wednesday 12th March 2014.