Large cocaine seizure at Norwich Airport
13 Jul 2006 04:15 PM
Revenue & Customs Officers at Norwich International Airport have
seized a large quantity of cocaine. As a result of the find, two
people were arrested and have appeared at the city's Magistrates
Court today (Thursday).
Jim Jarvie, Head of Operations for Detection Central for HM Revenue &
Customs (HMRC) said: "HM Revenue & Customs is working at the
forefront of the fight to stop drugs entering the UK and to reduce
the associated harm to our communities. We aim to protect society
from this activity wherever we detect it, at the borders or inland.
Anyone with information relating to smuggled goods should contact
HMRC's confidential hotline number on 0800 59 5000."
HMRC Detection teams from Central region identified and intercepted
the passengers. A search of their luggage revealed packages which
were found to contain a large quantity of cocaine. They were
subsequently interviewed and charged with being knowingly concerned
in the importation of controlled Class A drugs.
Griet Onsea (Belgian female, 33) and Harry Lum (American, 63) were
both remanded in custody for 28 days by magistrates.
Issued by HM Revenue & Customs Press Office