A LORRY driver tried to bring cocaine and heroin worth almost £7m into the UK, a trial involving a Mirfield man was told.
Canterbury Crown Court heard the drugs were hidden in a consignment of vegetable baskets.
Michael Briggs tried to smuggle the drugs through Dover after they were loaded on to the lorry abroad, the court heard.
And Mirfield man Ian Kirton is alleged to have played a key role in the drug-smuggling operation.
Kirton, 41, of Kitson Hill Road, has denied drug smuggling charges.
Anthony Leonard QC, prosecuting, said Kirton, Carl Martin and Russell Crisp - both from Bradford - "amassed the drugs" on the Continent before meeting Briggs, who was delivering the baskets from Italy to Northampton.
All deny smuggling charges.
They are each charged with one count of smuggling 54.8 kilograms of pure heroin and one count of smuggling 5.75 kilograms of pure cocaine into the UK in October last year.
Mr Leonard said the weight of the drugs in their impure form was 111kgs of heroin and 8.19kgs of cocaine.
He said: "If they had reached the street they would have had an approximate sale value of £6.7m.
"Briggs was driving the lorry and routed his return from Italy to link up with the other three defendants, who were responsible for getting the cocaine and heroin on the trailer."
He told the jury that Martin, Kirton and Crisp had made trips to Amsterdam in the months and weeks before the alleged smuggling operation, both by plane from Leeds, and by car.
The case continues.