AN estimated £5 million worth of drugs and £50,000 of cash has been seized by police from a vehicle on the M40 near High Wycombe, a lorry in Dover and following two property searches.

Officers stopped the vehicle near High Wycombe on Monday, stopped a lorry in Dover, Kent and during warrants searched two properties in Randolph Avenue, Woodstock and Walton Street, Oxford.

Police seized 24 kg of class A drugs including 16 kg of cocaine and eight kg of heroin with an estimated street value of more than £5 million pounds, more than £50,000 in cash, a hydraulic press and various other drug paraphernalia.

Five people were arrested within Thames Valley and Kent on Monday and a further person was arrested in Oxford yesterday, following the complex investigation by TVP Serious and Organised Crime Unit.

The following men were charged this morning with conspiracy to import heroin, conspiracy to import cocaine, conspiracy to supply cocaine and conspiracy to supply heroin; Martin Gray, 31, Randolph Avenue, Woodstock; David Bowen, 42, Mumford Drive, Rothersthorpe, Northampton; Shorne Ross, 42, Mumford Drive, Rothersthorpe, Northampton; Yemi Aiyegbusi, 35, Walton Street, Oxford and Razaki Hakan, 41, a Dutch national.

A 33–year-old man from Oxford was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs and has been bailed to appear at Abingdon Police Station on April 21.