A man has been charged after he was caught driving a truck full of cocaine in Holyhead.
Christopher Rigg (51) was arrested by border force officers in a National Crime Agency operation which led to over £3 million worth of the drug being seized.
Rigg’s HGV contained 26kgs of cocaine in the rear of his vehicle when he was stopped at the port in the early hours of Tuesday.
Around the same time, another man – Artur Jaku-Graham (32) was stopped and arrested in Wrexham. Another four kilos of cocaine were found in his van.
On Merseyside, NCA officers arrested Wayne Sudbury (40) as he parked his car outside his home on Endsleigh Road in Crosby.
Both Rigg and Jaku Graham – of no fixed abode – will appear before a judge at Mold Crown Court on Friday 6th July. Sudbury will appear before Liverpool Crown Court on Wednesday 4th July.
All three stand accused of conspiring to supply class A drugs and Sudbury is also charged with two counts of possessing MDMA and ketamine with intent to supply.
John Coles, the head of NCA specialist operations, said: ”We have taken a significant amount of cocaine out of the market in a fast-paced operation. The proceeds of the drugs would have gone back into serious organised crime, funding more and more offending across the UK and beyond.”
The three suspects have been remanded in custody.