UK cocaine seizures highest since 1970s

Cocaine seizures in England and Wales in 2018-19 amounted to 10,000kg, up from 3,338 kg in the previous year. This constitutes the highest level of cocaine seizures since records began in 1973. Seizures of crack cocaine were also up, with 63kg confiscated in 2018-19, the highest level since 2004. Most seizures were made by border forces.