Drugs Found in Coconut Milk Powder

An attempt to smuggle cocaine into the UK hidden in packets of coconut milk powder has been stopped by UK Border Agency officers at Stansted Airport.

The kilo of cocaine, worth approximately £50,000, had been concealed within nine packets of coconut milk powder.

The packets of coconut milk powder were detected in a parcel which also contained packets of curry powder and black pepper.

The package arrived at Stansted on the 25th of August and was declared to contain homemade preserved non-perishable food items with a value of $19. The packets of coconut milk powder were supposed to weigh 50 grammes but weights of between 80 and 120 grammes were detected.

Sarah Wolstenholme, UK Border Agency assistant director at Stansted Airport, said:

"Criminals are prepared to go to elaborate lengths to get drugs into the UK. The challenge for us is to stay one step ahead of the organised gangs behind this vile industry. Our highly skilled officers work tirelessly using the latest technology to detect and prevent drugs from being smuggled into the UK."

Anyone with information about suspected drug smuggling should phone the UK Border Agency hotline on 0800 59 5000.


Rabbit Think Before Buying An Easter Bunny

A local animal rescue centre who take in abandoned bunnies from across Norfolk and Suffolk are urging people to think before committing to buy one this Easter.

chickens Former Bernard Matthews Owners Under Fire

Private equity firm Rutland Partners has come under fire for rejecting a buyout offer for Bernard Matthews that would have protected the turkey meat producer's pension scheme.

Recently Played Tracks

On Radio: Matt Wilkinson

1pm - 4pm

Email the show

Text 'HEART' to 82122

Matt Wilkinson

Stay tuned...

Watch heart TV

  • Now playing: Non-stop hit music

Heart VIP


Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Follow Heart on Twitter