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Air stewardess charged over cocaine haul

An air stewardess has been charged following the seizure of around six kilos of cocaine at Heathrow Airport.

Border Force officers discovered the drugs on a bus which had been used to transport air crew following a flight from Lagos to London by Nigerian carrier Arik Air.

It is estimated that the cocaine, if cut and sold on UK streets, could have had a potential street value of around £600,000.

The stewardess, Temitayo Daramola, 37, was later charged with attempting to import a class A drug.

She appeared before Uxbridge magistrates in west London yesterday where she was remanded in custody until her next court appearance on June 4.

A second crew member arrested at the same time as Daramola on Monday has been released.