Two charged over £1m cocaine seizure at Gatwick

Two people have been charged with drug trafficking offences after ten kilos of cocaine - worth up to one million pounds, was found hidden inside cakes at Gatwick Airport.

The drugs were inside baggage seized at the South Terminal on Thursday afternoon, after the arrival of a flight from Jamaica.

The Border Force said two British nationals had been charged with attempting to import a Class A drug.

The two people charged are from the West Midlands - Sherelle Burke aged 22, of Bridge Street, Coseley and Kris Millwood, aged 29, of Beacon View Road, West Bromwich. They will appear at Croydon Magistrates Court later today.

"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."

– Ingrid Smith, of the Border Force at Gatwick