Drugs Worth £80,000 Found At Gatwick
3 October 2018, 15:23 | Updated: 3 October 2018, 15:24
Two kilos of drugs, worth £80,000 pounds have been found at Gatwick Airport.
The drugs, which were discovered on Monday, 1 October, weighed approximately two kilos.
They have an estimated street value of at least £80,000.
Border Force officers stopped and questioned a passenger who had recently arrived on a flight from Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Officers searched the passengers luggage and found drugs concealed in packets of spice within a suitcase.
Tim Kingsberry, Director of Border Force South said:
"Every year Border Force officers seize Class A drugs worth hundreds of million of pounds.
“Working with law enforcement colleagues like the National Crime Agency we are determined to prevent drug trafficking."
A 44 year-old British woman from South Norwood in London was arrested and the investigation passed to the NCA.
She was later released under investigation while the enquiries continue.