Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Man charged over Southampton cocaine find

A man from Jamaica has been charged with attempting to smuggle about £80,000 worth of cocaine into the UK through Southampton Docks.

About 2kg of the class A drug was discovered in a pair of training shoes in a rucksack.

Anthony Spence, 45, of Montego Bay, was arrested on Sunday after arriving on the MV Grand Princess cruise liner.

Mr Spence was charged with attempting to import a class A substance. He was remanded in custody until 18 August.

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