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Border Agency reveals varied methods of drug smuggling

Drugs hidden inside vegetables, paintings, ornaments and bottles of liquor have been discovered over the past year, the UK Border Agency says.

Officers in Kent found £500,000 worth of cocaine packed into yams, which had been cut open and glued back together again, for example.

Drugs seizures fell last year, after rising steadily during the last decade.

This is partly because the police are now seizing more cannabis on the streets. Tom Symonds reports.

  • 06 Jan 2011
  • From the section UK
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