pounds 160,000 drugs haul.CUSTOMS officers at Birmingham Airport seized cocaine worth pounds 160,000 on the streets being smuggled 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. into the country.
Four kilos of cocaine were recovered after officers stopped a passenger who arrived at the airport from Nigeria via Amsterdam on Sunday.
A total of pounds 4,000 cash was also recovered.
A 39-year-old Nigerian man was later charged with drug smuggling smuggling, illegal transport across state or national boundaries of goods or persons liable to customs or to prohibition. Smuggling has been carried on in nearly all nations and has occasionally been adopted as an instrument of national policy, as by Great Britain . The cash was seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.
Bob Lyne, senior business manager for Revenue & Customs, said: "We will do everything in our power to disrupt those smuggling drugs and cash into the UK and hope this send a clear message that our approach is one of zero tolerance The policy of applying laws or penalties to even minor infringements of a code in order to reinforce its overall importance and enhance deterrence.
Since the 1980s the phrase zero tolerance has signified a philosophy toward illegal conduct that favors strict imposition of ."
Kalu Eleanya Eme, a Nigerian national living in Lome, Togo, in Nigeria, appeared before Solihull magistrates charged with the importation of a Class A drug and was remanded in custody to appear again on Thursday.