A Leeds Festival drug dealer allegedly ‘buried a mountain of cocaine’ at Bramham Park two years before the event took place so that he could sell it on his return.
According to reports, the unnamed man reportedly cut a hole in the bottom of his tent and began digging to recover his stash before being busted by security.
One security guard described the plan as ‘like a plot from a movie’.
He told the Daily Star: “This just shows the lengths some people will go to. None of us could believe it. It was like a plot from a movie.
“He had buried a considerable amount of cocaine – an entire block. It was very satisfying to catch him before he could distribute it.
“Considerable progress has been made in keeping drugs out of the festival and this bust highlights it. I saw more drugs at the Euro 2020 final at Wembley than the entire three-days of Leeds Festival.”
Security allegedly interrupted the dealer as he mixed the cocaine with chemicals to sell it after neighbouring campers complained about a powerful metallic floral smell coming from his tent.
It has been reported that he was arrested before selling any of the drugs and he’s now facing up to 14 years in jail.
Investigators believe he hatched the plot two years ago when the event was last held.
Apparently, he used an x-marks-the-spot map to find the stash just hours before the festival opened.
A police spokesperson has now confirmed one arrest has been made for attempting to bring drugs into the festival.
A Leeds Festival spokesperson declined to comment.
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