Gatwick Airport

UK: Millions of pounds of cocaine found in vegetable shipments

More than £4 million worth of cocaine was found on freight flights from Kingston, Jamaica. According to the Home Office, all drugs were confiscated by Border Force officials in a series of seizures in August.

“Some 22kg of cocaine was seized on 11 August, estimated to be worth £1.8 million. A further 30kg was seized on 18 August worth £2.4 million. Both were concealed within vegetables. The final detection was of 3kg of cocaine suspended in liquid on 25 August with an estimated street value of £250,000.”

Regional director for Border Force South Tim Kingsberry: “Through the diligence and hard work of Border Force officers, we have prevented millions of pounds of cocaine from reaching Britain’s streets.” quoted Gatwick NCA branch commander Mark McCormack as saying: “Working with our colleagues at Border Force we are determined to do all we can to stop class A drugs reaching the streets of the UK, where they can cause so much damage. These seizures are an example of that in action, and our investigations are ongoing.”


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