Cocaine seized at Gatwick

Border Force officers at Gatwick Airport have seized approximately a kilo of cocaine with an estimated street value of £100,000.

Border Force officers stopped Roy Michael Grizzle, from Redhurst Drive, Wolverhampton on Thursday after he arrived on a flight from Jamaica.

After questioning the 52-year-old, officers searched luggage and discovered the drugs in the false bottoms of three plastic bottles containing aloe vera drink.

Mr Grizzle was charged with the attempted importation and will next appear at Croydon Crown Court on 22nd November.

Seizures like this demonstrate how Border Force officers are at the forefront of the fight to keep illegal drugs and other banned substances out of the UK.

Anyone with information about activity they suspect may be linked to smuggling should call the smuggling Hotline on 0800 59 5000.

– Carole Upshall, Director of Border Force South