Three in court on drugs charges after terror raids

Three men arrested during a counter-terrorism investigation into a network suspected of smuggling a banned drug out of the UK appeared in court yesterday charged with conspiracy.

Adrian Wall, 49, Liiban Nursharif, 30, and Daud Ali, 40, were detained last Tuesday after concerted raids on four homes in London, Coventry and Cardiff.

They and four others were arrested under the Terrorism Act after an investigation into the alleged smuggling of the stimulant khat to the US and Canada.