Cocaine seized at Gatwick

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A man has appeared in court after £130,000 of cocaine was seized at Gatwick Airport.

Marcos Martins-Goes, 29, appeared at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on Friday (January 10) and pleaded guilty to being knowingly concerned in the fraudulent evasion or attempted evasion of the prohibition on importation.

The court heard approximately £130,000 worth of cocaine – around 1.3 kilos – had been discovered in Martins-Goes’ clothing when he was searched at Gatwick Airport on Thursday (January 9).

He will be sentenced at a later date.

Carole Upshall, director of Border Force South, said: “Cocaine is a vile and destructive drug, which ruins the lives of users and the wider community.

“Border Force officers are on constant alert to keep illegal drugs and other banned substances out of the UK.”

Anyone with information about activity they suspect may be linked to smuggling should call the smuggling Hotline on 0800 59 5000.