Cocaine worth £40m has been discovered smuggled within a batch of bananas at a port on the Thames.
Officers seized more than half a tonne of the class A drug on a boat travelling from Colombia, at London Gateway on the Essex coast, south-east England, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said.
Investigators intercepted the shipment, which had been en route to the Netherlands, on Tuesday.
Hundreds of huge cocaine slabs were found wedged alongside bananas in cardboard boxes. The NCA said the haul would have had a UK street value of more than £40m once cut and sold.