Officers from the Organised Crime Partnership – a joint National Crime Agency and Metropolitan Police Service Unit – recovered 76 kilos of cocaine while tracking Christopher Low and Michael Henson between May and September last year.
Low, from Chipping Ongar in Essex, organised and arranged collection of the drugs, with the assistance of Henson, from Harlow in Essex, who had access to large sums of cash to pay for the deals.
In September, Low was seen driving a Mercedes between his home and Henson’s home, where he collected a Jaguar XF.
Low continued to a road in Brentford, where he picked up a suitcase from the driver of a Land Rover Discovery. This contained 40kg of cocaine worth £3.2m.
Officers arrested Low and searched his home and found a small amount of cocaine worth £5,600 and £44,420 in cash.
At Henson’s address, they found 37kg of cocaine worth £2.96m hidden in a garden shed, mephedrone worth £6,800, herbal cannabis worth £900 and £69,800 in cash.
Class A drugs like cocaine have no place in our society, where they cause exploitation and suffering. Through this strong partnership between the NCA and the Met, we will continue to pursue organised criminals like Low and Henson and bring them to justice.