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Fife woman Catherine Gibson charged with drug smuggling

A Fife woman has appeared in court charged with attempting to smuggle cocaine with an estimated street value of £40,000 into the UK.

Catherine Gibson, 57, of Glenrothes, was arrested after arriving into London City Airport from Amsterdam on Sunday.

She was charged with attempting to import the drug and appeared before Crawley Magistrates in West Sussex.

She was remanded in custody to appear before magistrates in Haywards Heath on 20 April.

About 1kg (2.2lb) of cocaine was found in wrapped packages inside a suitcase.

UK Border Agency officials said she had previously flown to Holland from Argentina.

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