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Scots lorry driver arrested after £16.1m heroin discovery

Guardia di Finanza officers were undertaking checks with customs officials

Guardia di Finanza officers were undertaking checks with customs officials

A SCOTS lorry driver has been arrested after authorities seized £16.1m worth of heroin concealed in boxes of breadsticks at an Italian port.

The 32-year-old was taken into custody alongside another 42-year-old British man after the raid on the articulated vehicle in Bari, on the Adriatic Sea in the south of the country.

The drivers were stopped by police as they arrived at the Adriatic port of Bari, southern Italy, from Greece, yesterday.

The drugs were discovered in the back of a lorry bound for Lancashire, England, during a routine check by customs officers and members of the Guardia di Finanza.

 
 
 

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