UK Border Agency officers found the drugs, which have a UK street value of around £1.3 million, concealed in containers of nut powder in freight bound for Sydney. The consignment had originated in central America.
The find sparked an international operation involving officers from the UK Border Agency’s Criminal and Financial Investigation unit and agents from the Australian Federal Police.
Five people have been arrested in Australia following the discovery of around 33 kilos of cocaine at Heathrow Airport, London. On Friday 28 May, five people – four US citizens and one Australian national -were arrested by AFP officers in Sydney. They now face prosecution in Australia.