Cocaine worth £30,000 seized from man at Stansted Airport

A 40-year-old man has been charged with attempting to smuggle cocaine into the UK through Stansted Airport.

Border Force officers arrested Kingsley Saah after he arrived on a flight from Denmark on Wednesday October 9 morning. He is suspected of having swallowed packages containing around 750g of the drug, with an estimated street value of around £30,000.

Saah, of Lodge Avenue, Dagenham, was later charged with attempting to import a Class A drug. He appeared before Uxbridge Magistrates yesterday (14 October ) and was remanded in custody until October 31 when he will appear before Isleworth Crown Court.

Phillip Holliday, Border Force regional director, said: “Cocaine is an extremely harmful drug and I would like to pay tribute to the vigilance and hard work of the officers involved in this seizure.

“We will continue to work hard to keep our borders safe and crack down on drug smuggling.”

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