82-year-old man charged with drug smuggling

An 82-year-old man has been charged with attempting to smuggle £200,000 worth of cocaine through Gatwick Airport.

An 82-year-old man has been charged with attempting to smuggle £200,000 of cocaine into the UK. Credit: Press Assocation

The Home Office said Donald Garwood, of Tottenham, north London, was arrested at the airport's South Terminal along with 62-year-old Calvin Campbell, of Tottenham, by Border Force officers at 10.30am on Thursday.

Both men had just arrived on a flight from Montego Bay, in Jamaica, and between them are suspected of trying to bring in two kilos of cocaine with a street value of £200,000.

The pair, who remain in Border Force custody, were charged with attempting to import a class A drug and are expected to appear before Uxbridge Magistrates Court today.