Heathrow security worker arrested in toilet as police seize seven kilos of cocaine

Two men were arrested in the Terminal 5 toilet over the cocaine haul with a street value of up to £700,000

Police seized seven kilograms of cocaine at Heathrow airport
Police seized seven kilograms of cocaine at Heathrow airport

Police arrested a Heathrow security worker in an airport toilet after seizing seven kilograms of cocaine.

Four men were arrested in connection with the cocaine which estimates show could have a street value of up to £700,000.

The National Crime Agency said police arrested the 30-year-old man from Southall, west London, along with a 37-year-old man from Colombia in the Terminal 5 bathroom at around 3.30pm on Thursday.

Officers said the 37-year-old had been arrested after he arrived on a flight from the Colombian capital Bogota.

A 43-year-old man was separately arrested in the arrivals area of the airport while a fourth man, 46, was arrested following a search at an address in east London.

All four men are in custody and are being questioned on suspicion of drug importation offences.

Senior investigating officer Darren Barr said: ‘Heathrow Airport provided invaluable assistance in this operation, and working with partners such as the Metropolitan Police Service, Border Force and the Heathrow authorities we are determined to target those who may be involved in criminality at the airport.’

In October a gang smuggled more than 100 kilos of cocaine worth £10 million through Heathrow Airport. The National Crime Agency intercepted six consignments of cocaine but it is believed more made it onto the streets.

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