Officials just found £33m worth of cocaine hidden in a van full of onion rings

We all know that onion rings are pretty unhealthy - but a recent batch of them was found to be even more unhealthy, given it was accompanied with a whole load of cocaine.

Yes, £33m worth of the Class A drug was found in a lorry load of frozen onion rings

The BBC reports that Border Force officials found 418kg of the stuff at the Channel Tunnel’s UK inbound zone in Coquelles, France, on Thursday evening.

Lorry driver Piotr Perzenowski, 30, from Mazowieckie in Poland, has been charged with smuggling Class A drugs.

He appeared at Folkestone Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, and was remanded in custody until 13 December.

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National Crime Agency branch commander Mark Howes told GB News: “This was a really significant amount of drugs taken out of circulation.

“The seizure will deprive the organised crime group responsible for them of profit which would have fuelled more offending.

“Working with our partners such as Border Force we will continue to fight the Class A drugs threat in our mission to protect the public.”


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