Man charged with smuggling drugs through Luton Airport

A 48-year-old man has been charged with attempting to smuggle cocaine worth £40,000 in the UK through Luton Airport.

Andrew Chitedze, of Bosman Road, Dalston in London, was arrested by Border Force officers last month.

He had just arrived on a flight from Madrid and is suspected of attempting to smuggle an estimated 1kg of cocaine, with a potential street value of £40,000.

Chitedze was later charged with attempting to import a class A drug.

He appeared before Uxbridge Magistrates on Friday and was remanded in custody until February 13th when he will appear at Isleworth Crown Court.