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PUT DE DIME BAG IN DE COCONUT AND CALL ME IN DE MORNING: Jamaican Man Tried To Smuggle $525K Worth Of Cocaine Through Gatwick Airport As Coconut Milk Powder

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LONDON — A Birmingham man was arrested as he tried to smuggle cocaine with a street value of $525,966 into the UK disguised as coconut milk powder.

The drugs were discovered when the men left a flight from Jamaica after it had landed at Gatwick Airport last Thursday.

The 37-year-old passenger, originally from Jamaica but now living in the Birmingham area was stopped by Border Force officers after arriving from the Caribbean resort of Montego Bay.

The drugs were allegedly found stashed in a suitcase, concealed in packages which were labelled as coconut milk powder, but which tested positive for cocaine.

The man was arrested on suspicion of importing a Class A drug and bailed pending further inquiries. The National Crime Agency is leading the investigation.

Sue Young, Border Force South director, said: “Border force officers are the frontline in preventing dangerous class a drugs from ending up on the streets of the UK, damaging our communities and destroying lives.

“In this case, the drugs seized were estimated to have a potential value of £400,000 ($525,966) once cut and sold on the streets.

“Using their skill and expertise, officers seize drugs worth hundreds of million of pounds every year.

“Working with law enforcement colleagues like the National Crime Agency (NCA) we are determined to prevent drug trafficking and bring those responsible to justice.”

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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