Man held over £10m drugs seizure

Man held over £10m drugs seizure

by Henry James (May 2021)

THREE men, including one from Aintree, have been charged in relation to the seizure of drugs worth more than £10million in an operation by the Organised Crime Partnership (OCP)– 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 April 27.

The drugs had a street value of £10,220,000. The accused have been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and remanded to appear at Wood Green Crown Court on May 17.

They are: Antonio Monobianco, 42, of Wanstead, London formerly Enfield, London; Levi Howarth, 25, of Barnsley, formerly Wakefield,, and David Owens, 61, of Preston, formerly of Aintree.

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

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