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19 July 2012, 10:34
Heroin and cocaine with an estimated street value of £650,000 has been seized at Stansted Airport.
The cocaine weighed approximately 1kg and would have been worth around £200,000, once cut for sale on the street. It had arrived on a freight shipment from Jamaica. The drugs had been concealed inside car brake discs.
The heroin, which weighed approximately 2kgs and had a street value of around £450,000, was found concealed in the backing of two blankets. The blankets had been sent from Pakistan.
The seizures were made from air freight on Tuesday last week (10th July), but due to on-going enquires could not be publicised till now.
Bill Form, from Border Force, said: “These were two quite sophisticated concealments but our officers are trained to expect the unexpected.
“The trade in illegal drugs is big business and the criminals who engage in this activity are always looking to find new ways to evade detection. It is our job to stay one step ahead of them and to put a stop to this terrible trade that has such a destructive impact on the lives of so many.”
Both cases have now been passed to the police for further investigation. No arrests have been made.
Anyone with information about activity they suspect may be linked to drug smuggling should call our hotline on 0800 59 5000.