Former Wakefield man charged over £10 million drugs sting

A former Wakefield man has been charged on connection with a £10 million drugs haul.

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 9:40 am
Heroin and cocaine worth £10.2 million were found.

The Organised Crime Partnership - a team of officers from the National Crime Agency and Metropolitan Police Service - officers seized 109kg of cocaine and 15kg of heroin after raiding an industrial unit in Enfield, North London, on April 27.

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

Three men were arrested including 25-year-old Levi Howarth, who had lived in Wakefield but now resides in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

The other two are a 61-year-old man rom Preston in Lancashire, and a 42-year-old man from Wanstead in London.

The accused have been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and remanded to appear at Wood Green Crown Court in London on May 17.

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