Truck driver jailed after £1.25m worth of heroin found in crisps cargo

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In total 25kg of heroin was found in the lorry (Picture: NCA)

A truck driver has been jailed for 12 years after he tried to hide GBP1.25 million worth of heroin found in his crisps delivery. 

Dariusz Urban, 49, from Poland, was detained on 15 April when he arrived at Harwich International Port in Essex.

The National Crime Agency (NCA) had tipped-off Border Force about his arrival after infiltrating a criminal communications network – EncroChat.

Over four years they managed to gain “millions of pieces of information” relating to the activities of crime organisations in the UK.

Border Force discovered 25 kilograms of heroin (50 packets) in Urban’s lorry’s steel vehicle ramps which may have been worth as much as GBP1.25m if sold on the streets.

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Dariusz Urban, 49, has been jailed for 12 years (Picture: NCA)

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An EncroChat phone was also seized from Urban and an international drug supplier who mentioned his detention on the network was later arrested in the Netherlands.

On Thursday, Urban was jailed for 12 years at Chelmsford Crown Court after admitting attempting to import Class A drugs.

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