Driver On Ferry Arrested For Drugs
Customs officers seized 615 pounds of speed, or amphetamine sulfate, hidden in a vanload of silk flowers on a ferry from Belgium and arrested a Dutch man, the government said.
The shipment was intercepted Friday in Ramsgate, about 60 miles east of London, aboard a ferry from Ostend. Alexander Marinus Franciscus Joseph Van Stein, 32, a driver from Beevenwijk, Netherlands, was arrested.
A Customs and Excise spokesman said the haul, estimated to be worth $45 million, was “one of the biggest, if not the biggest ever” in Britain.