Two men behind an international drug smuggling ring have been jailed for a total of 18 years and four months after police found millions of pounds worth of cocaine in the boot of a car.

Martin Lonsdale, 50, of Chapel Close, Clifton, near Deddington, and Matthew King, 42, of Laverstoke Lane, Whitchurch, Hampshire, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to import cocaine, at a court hearing earlier this year.

Harry Lenton, 24, of Midlane Close, Basingstoke, was found guilty by a jury at Oxford Crown Court on Friday after a five-day trial.

Judge Anthony King sentenced King to nine years and four months in jail and Lenton to nine years.

Lonsdale was remanded in custody and will be sentenced at Oxford Crown Court on December 18.

Det Sgt Andy Atherden, of Thames Valley Police Serious and Organised Crime Unit, said the arrests were made after a lengthy investigation.

Lonsdale was arrested on April 12 this year in Bunkers Hill, when 6.5 kilos of cocaine, with a street value of about£3m, was recovered from the boot of his car.

Later on the same day King was arrested in Abingdon town centre. Lenton was arrested at his home on April 28.