The £1 million cakes: Huge cocaine haul baked into cakes found at Gatwick airport
10-kilo haul seized from baggage after arrival of flight from Jamaica
Friday 17 May 2013
Two people 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 yesterday afternoon following the arrival of a flight from Jamaica.
A spokesman for the Border Force said two British nationals from the West Midlands 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, are due to appear at Croydon Magistrates' Court.
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."
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