Cabin crew quizzed over drug haul
A South African flight crew is suspected of attempting to smuggle cannabis and cocain into the UK. The crew and the pilot were arrested after 50 kg of cannabis and 4kg of cocain were found in their luggage.
UK customs officers are questioning the entire crew of a South African flight, after a haul of cannabis and cocaine was found concealed in luggage.
The 15 South African Airways crew, including the pilot, were arrested after their arrival from Johannesburg at Heathrow Airport in London.
Customs officials said the drugs, worth about £310,000 ($425,000), were found in three bags at a clearance point.
Some 50kg (110lb) of cannabis and 4kg (9lb) of cocaine were seized.
Customs officials said the drugs were discovered in luggage as the crew of 10 women and five men passed through customs on Tuesday morning.