Two arrests have been made after drugs worth £12.5 million were seized in South Gloucestershire.

Two men, aged 31 and 32, were arrested on the evening of February 8 after taking delivery of 15 boxes into which the 250kg of cocaine and 50kg of heroin had been loaded.

The drugs had been intercepted on February 3 by Border Force officers stationed at the Channel Tunnel terminal at Coquelles, France.

The boxes were delivered to an address in Filton where officers from the National Crime Agency (NCA) then moved in to arrest the recipients.

They were questioned by NCA officers and released on bail.

NCA Branch Commander Martin Grace, said: “The size of this haul indicates the involvement of significant organised criminals, who would have made millions by getting these drugs successfully to the UK market.

“Heroin and cocaine fuel violence and exploitation throughout the UK. The NCA works tirelessly with partners including Border Force to disrupt the class A drugs trade and identify those behind it.

“Our investigation continues.”