Huge Cocaine Seizure At Gatwick
Two people from the West Midlands have been charged with drug trafficking offences after cocaine worth up to £1 million was found hidden inside cakes at Gatwick Airport.
The 10-kilo haul was seized from baggage at the airport's South Terminal on Thursday afternoon following the arrival of a flight from Jamaica.
A spokesman for the Border Force said two British nationals had been charged with attempting to import a Class A drug.
Kris Millwood, 29, of Beacon View Road, West Bromwich, and Sherelle Burke, 22, of Bridge Street, Coseley, will appear at Croydon Magistrates' Court later on Friday.
Ingrid Smith, of the Border Force at Gatwick, said: "Seizures like this demonstrate how officers at Gatwick and across the country are at the forefront of the fight to keep illegal drugs and other banned substances out of the UK.
"Drug trafficking is a serious offence and those convicted face long prison sentences.''