Cocaine with a street value of more than £2million has been recovered which is thought to be one of the force’s largest ever seizures of Class A drugs.

Two men appeared at court yesterday after officers recovered 17kg of cocaine from a car in the Nottinghamshire area on Friday, September 11.

Jason Denton, 37, and Sean Coy, 42, have been charged with being concerned in the supply of Class A controlled drugs.

Officers from Durham Constabulary’s Specialist Crime Operations Unit charged Mr Denton, of Clyde Terrace, Spennymoor, and Mr Coy, of Gracey Lane, Bradford, over the weekend.

It was part of an ongoing operation into the cross border transportation of drugs into County Durham.

Mr Denton and Mr Coy appeared at Peterlee Magistrates’ Court yesterday and were remanded into custody.

No pleas were entered and they are next due to appear at Teesside Crown Court on October 12.

A Durham Constabulary spokesperson said: “Illegal drugs can ruin lives.

“This is one of the biggest seizures we have ever made and we would encourage people to keep coming forward to help us take illegal drugs off our streets.”

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