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  • 27 November 2012, 10:38

Britons Held Over Heroin Hidden In Breadsticks

Two British lorry drivers have been arrested in southern Italy after police found 20 million euro (16m) worth of heroin hidden in their vehicle among boxes of breadsticks.

The men were detained after their truck was stopped by customs officials after arriving at the port of Bari following a ferry crossing from Greece.

The drugs were discovered during a routine check by customs officials in the back of a lorry bound for Lancashire.

Footage released by officials showed officers unloading the white packages, wrapped in black plastic and stashed in between the breadsticks.

The drivers have been named as lorry owner Samuel Wilson, 42, from Scotland and 32-year-old Peter Cameron from Belfast.

They have been remanded in custody and the lorry and drugs seized by customs.

The Foreign Office has confirmed the men's detention.

A spokesman said: "We can confirm the arrest of two British nationals on Monday, 26 November in Bari, Italy."

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