Published On: Mon, Nov 10th, 2014 on 1:26 am

Bradford man among six charged after £4m drug haul seized

Bradford Man Drugs NCA

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A Bradford man is amongst six who have been charged with conspiracy to supply drugs, believed to have been destined for London and the north of England.

A surveillance operation by the National Crime Agency (NCA) and the Metropolitan Police, through its joint Middle Market Drugs Partnership (MMDP), led to three vans being intercepted on Thursday within an industrial unit in Kent.

Searches resulted in the recovery of approximately half a tonne of cannabis and cannabis resin with a street value of £3m as well as five kilos of cocaine valued at £1.1m.

Two of the six men arrested, Freddie Koen, 49, and Danny Filius, 45, were charged with conspiracies to supply cocaine and cannabis. They were both from the Netherlands.

The other four, Colin Marks, 48, of Brompton Road, Manchester; Shakeel Quyam, 29, of Cark Road, Bradford; Chris Gilder, 34, of Almorah Road, Islington; and Grant Langley, 23, of Victoria Avenue, Uxbridge, were charged with conspiracy to supply cannabis.

All six men appeared at Bromley Magistrates Court yesterday and were remanded in custody until their next court appearance at Blackfriars Crown Court on 20 November.

Vince Philpott, from the MMDP, said: “We believe the drugs would have been distributed in London and the north of England. The National Crime Agency and the Metropolitan Police will continue to intercept drug shipments to keep our towns and cities safe.”

The MMDP brings together officers from the NCA and the Metropolitan Police to help protect London communities from drug dealing.

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