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Horam kennel owner charged in £10m cocaine case

The owner of an East Sussex kennels business has been charged after officers discovered a £10m cocaine stash.

Benjamin Holt, 42, from East Sussex, was arrested and subsequently charged with possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

The police said Holt is one of three men charged in the investigation, which follows the seizure of 102kg of cocaine, worth around £10m, in Birmingham.

Holt is named as a Director at Highlands Kennels, which is cited as ‘temporarily closed’ on Google.

His arrest follows a police raid at the kennels on 11 April; he appeared at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on 12 April.

He was charged alongside Mohamoud Mahamoud, aged 29, of West Drayton, Greater London, and Adam Vorster, aged 41, of Birmingham.

Staffordshire Police said: “Officers from the regional organised crime unit have been proactively targeting serious crime in Staffordshire, the West Midlands, Warwickshire and West Mercia as part of a continued crackdown called Operation Target.

“We are continuing to disrupt those who plan, organise and commit serious criminal offences across the county, including drug supply, illegal firearms, knife crime, human trafficking and sexual exploitation.”


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