Pair charged over Gatwick Airport cocaine seizure

15:33 23 January 2013

Drugs were allegedly seized by UK Border Agency staff. File picture: PA Wire

Drugs were allegedly seized by UK Border Agency staff. File picture: PA Wire

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Two men have been charged in connection with what has been labelled the biggest ever seizure of liquid cocaine at Gatwick Airport.

William Hayles, 50, of Brammerton Road, Beckenham, and Randall St Patrick Lewis, 53, of Lewisham Park, Lewisham, are accused of conspiracy to import controlled drugs.

They have been remanded in custody to reappear at the Old Bailey on April 26.

An 80kg haul, with an estimated street value of £8million was allegedly discovered by Border Force officers carrying out checks on a consignment of freight from Jamaica.

Three people arrested in connection with the seizure have been bailed pending further enquiries.

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