Man, 48 held after drugs discovery at airport.CUSTOMS officers have arrested a man at Birmingham Airport on suspicion of attempting to smuggle smug·gle
v. smug·gled, smug·gling, smug·gles
1. To import or export without paying lawful customs charges or duties.
2. To bring in or take out illicitly or by stealth. pounds 70,000 of cannabis into the UK.
The 48-year-old man, who is both a British and South African national, has been charged with concealing 26 kilos of the ClassC drug.
Daniel Francis Daniel Francis (born September 9, 1984 in Lafayette, Louisiana) is an American football cornerback with the Washington Redskins. He played college football at the Louisiana State University. He signed a contract with the Redskins as an undrafted rookie free agent on April 30, 2007. Hughes, from Cape Town Cape Town or Capetown, city (1991 pop. 854,616), legislative capital of South Africa and capital of Western Cape, a port on the Atlantic Ocean. It was the capital of Cape Province before that province's subdivision in 1994. , South Africa, was arrested by officers from the newly-formed UK Border Agency who seized the drugs after he arrived from South Africa via Zurich on June 13.
The drugs were found in luggage.
The matter was passed to HM Revenue & Customs investigation officers to continue inquiries.
UK Border Agency detection manager Steve Roper warned would-be smugglers that regional airports were not a soft touch.
Anyone with information relating to smuggled goods should telephone the Customs Hotline on 0800595000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.