Friskney man one of three charged after £1m drugs haul seized in Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire

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A Friskney man has appeared in court charged with conspiracy to import Class B drugs into the UK after over £1m of illegal narcotics was seized in Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire earlier this week.

George Charles Horn, 48, of Small End in Friskney appeared at Leeds Magistrates today and was remanded in custody to appear before Leeds Crown Court on February 14.

Horn is one of three men to appear in connection with the seizure of the drugs.

Also in front of the Magistrates today were Paul Summerfield, 47, of Seas End Road, Moulton Seas End, Spalding; and Kevin Paul Elsey, 52, of Waterside, Gravesend in Kent.

Summerfield and Elsey were both charged with conspiracy to import and supply the class A drug diamorphine (heroin) between February 2 and 6.

Summerfield and Friskney man Horn were both charged with conspiracy to import and supply Cannabis and Cannabis resin between November 1 and February 6. They are Class B drugs.

The three men were arrested after two lorries were seized on February 5 - one in Lincolnshire at Spalding and one in Cambridgeshire.

Police said the vehicles contained several hundred kilos of cannabis and “a significant quantity” of heroin.

The raid on the lorries was mounted by Lincolnshire Police in partnership with SOCA and the East Midlands and Eastern Region Special Operations Units, along with support from Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Units.