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Alvaston man charged in connection with £66 million drug haul

An Alvaston[1] man and five others have been charged in connection with a ?66 million drug haul. Everton Bailey, 56, of Mandarin Way was charged along with five others after 58kg of cocaine and almost 84kg of heroin was discovered inside a lorry in Hull. The men were all charged with two counts of “conspiracy to fraudulently evade any duty/prohibition/provision” and “two counts of conspiracy to supply a Class A drug”.

Border Force[2] officers stopped the Scania truck at the King George Docks on Wednesday, May 17 earlier this year.

The move was part of a joint operation with Greater Manchester Police’s serious and organised crime[3] group and marked the team’s biggest haul to date.

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The five other men charged with the same offences were:

  • Julian Solomon, 37, of HMP Forest Bank
  • David Reece, 54, of Ludlam Ave, Nottinghamshire
  • Jason Starmer, 41, of HMP Liverpool
  • Graham Rawlings, 58, of Sussex Road, Southport
  • Gerrard Young, 47, of Heathwood Road, Manchester

All six appeared at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court yesterday, where they were remanded to appear to Manchester Crown Court on August 31.


  1. ^ Alvaston (www.derbytelegraph.co.uk)
  2. ^ Border Force (www.derbytelegraph.co.uk)
  3. ^ crime (www.derbytelegraph.co.uk)

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