A BARNSLEY man has been charged with drug offences after UK Border Force officers intercepted a package which contained around 6kg of suspected controlled drugs.

Mareks Dzelz, 33, of Nursery Street, was arrested and subsequently charged with conspiracy to import a class B drug, concerned in the supply of class B drugs, and concerned in the supply of class A drugs.

A team of Barnsley officers searched an address last Friday as the intercepted package was destined for the address.

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police: “Officers conducted a search, resulting in the seizure of a quantity of methadrone (known as M-CAT) and methadrone mixed with MDMA (also known as ecstasy).

“Other substances were also seized which are yet to be identified.”