Flight attendant charged over alleged Heathrow drugs smuggling

10:17 24 May 2013

The cocaine was found on a bus used to transport air crew around Heathrow. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The cocaine was found on a bus used to transport air crew around Heathrow. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

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A female flight attendant has been charged following the seizure at Heathrow Airport of a stash of cocaine worth around £600,000.

Border Force officers discovered six kilos of drugs on a bus which had been used to transport air crew following a flight from Lagos to London by Nigerian carrier Arik Air.

It is estimated that the cocaine could have had a potential UK street value of around £600,000.

The stewardess, Temitayo Daramola, 37, has been charged with attempting to import a class A drug, and has been remanded in custody at Uxbridge Magistrates Court until her next court appearance on June 4.