TWO men have been arrested in connection with the seizure of cocaine worth around £11 million in Dover.

The men, aged 43 and 58, were arrested in Darwen yesterday (September 10) and are now being questioned on suspicion of attempting to import class A drugs.

It follows the seizure of 240 kg of cocaine by Border Force officers at Dover on Sunday. The drugs were found hidden in an empty coach which had arrived on a ferry from Calais.

Two men have already appeared in court charged in connection with the seizure. Mark Tucker, 53, of Longshaw Street, Blackburn, and Christopher Bullows, 50, of Lord Street, St Helens, have been remanded in custody to appear before Canterbury Crown Court on October 12. They were both arrested with the coach on September 6.

National Crime Agency senior investigating officer Gary Fennelly said: “Our investigation into this significant seizure of class A drugs continues with these arrests. We are determined to work with partners like Border Force to cut off the supply of class A drugs to our streets, and dismantle the organised criminal networks involved in their distribution.”