A Liverpool man is set to enter a plea over a large-scale drugs supply operation that was busted at the Channel Tunnel.
Christopher Mealey was arrested following the police swoop in Cheriton, Folkestone, Kent, where the British terminal for the Channel Tunnel is located.
It is alleged the 44-year-old was attempting to leave the UK, heading for Spain, when he was arrested in June last year.
Cash totalling £19,000 was also discovered in a vehicle as part of an investigation by the National Crime Agency(NCA), the UK's leading law enforcement team.
Now, it has emerged how Mealey is set to enter a plea on whether he was concerned in the fraudulent evasion of prohibition on the importation of Class A drug, namely cocaine.
If he denies the charge, Mealey is set to stand trial in October at Winchester Crown Court, along with his co-accused.
The suspect was previously said to be of no fixed abode, but court records now state he is of Upper Park Street in Toxteth.
Mealey was released on bail after his last court appearance.
The Liverpool Echo sends newsletters on a wide range of topics - including our daily news bulletin, now going out three times a day.
There are others on what's on, politics, court news, Knowsley, Wirral, and arts & culture, as well as both Liverpool FC and Everton FC.
Signing up is free and it only takes a minute for you to get the biggest stories, sent straight to your inbox.
How to sign up for an Echo Email Update
1) Go to our dedicated newsletter page at this link.
2) Put your email in the box where indicated
3) Tick as many boxes as you like, for each newsletter you want.
4) Press Save changes and that's it!
Four other men were probed in connection with the same incident, and were later charged by detectives.
They are Benn Bath, 33, of Bishops Lane, Robertsbridge, East Sussex, Milos Bigovic, 29, of Nemanga, Pozarevac, Serbia, Paul Patrick Farrell, 41, of Clinton Avenue, Manchester, and Joshua Paige, 28, of Harrison Drive, Rochester, Kent.
All five men were charged with being concerned in the fraudulent evasion of prohibition on the importation of Class A drug.
Bigovic has admitted that count and also admitted possessing a controlled drug of Class A, while Farrell is also accused of breaching a Serious Crime Prevention Order.
The trial later this autumn is expected to last four weeks.
Keep up to date with crime in your local area by using your postcode below
For the latest news and breaking news visit http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news
Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you.
We're also on Facebook/theliverpoolecho - your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout the day from the Liverpool ECHO.