Preston man charged in £10m drugs bust

Posted on - 5th May, 2021 - 7:54pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News

A Preston man has been charged in relation to the seizure of drugs worth more than £10m.


David Owens, 61, is one of three men to be charged after an operation by the Organised Crime Partnership – a team of officers from the National Crime Agency and Metropolitan Police Service.

OCP officers seized 109kg of cocaine and 15kg of heroin after raiding an industrial unit in Enfield, North London, on Tuesday 27 April.

The drugs had a street value of £10,220,000.

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Owens and the two other men have been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and remanded to appear at Wood Green Crown Court on Monday 17 May.

Seven other men arrested in the same operation have been released under investigation.

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