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Wednesday, 29 January

Security Worker Arrested For White Christmas Plot

Cocaine Packages

An airport security worker is among three people charged in connection with an attempt to smuggle cocaine worth more than £2 million into the UK via Heathrow airport.

National Crime Agency officers, supported by Border Force, made the three arrests on Saturday December 14 and the three were charged on December 16.

ThisWeekinFM contacted the National Crime Agency (NCA) and asked if the security worker was employed directly or by a contract organisation. The response from the NCA press office was: 'We believe the individual concerned was employed by the airport, but can’t 100% confirm'.

The employee is Junaed Ghani Dar, 41, from Slough. He was detained at Terminal 2 along with Michael Williams, 34 and Jessica Waldron, 33, both from Dudley in the West Midlands. Williams and Waldron had just arrived into Heathrow as passengers on a flight from Bogota, Colombia.

After being questioned by NCA officers all three were charged with attempting to import class A drugs. They appeared before Uxbridge Magistrates court on Monday December 16 where they were remanded in custody until their next court appearance at Isleworth Crown Court on 16 January 2020.

NCA branch commander Steve McIntyre said: “Class A drugs fuel violence and exploitation in our communities. Stopping them reaching the streets is a top priority.

“This was a sizeable seizure, likely worth in excess of £2 million at UK prices once cut and distributed.

“We will continue to work with our partners to target and disrupt the criminal networks involved in drug trafficking. This seizure demonstrates how we can do that.”

Picture: The drugs.

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

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