£300k jumbo co­caine haul

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EN­GI­NEERS dis­man­tling an old jumbo jet at a Cotswolds air­field have dis­cov­ered a stash of co­caine worth £300,000.

Three pack­ages of the drug weigh­ing a to­tal of three ki­los were concealed in the toi­let com­part­ment of the former Air France Boe­ing 747 at the Cotswold Air­port in Kem­ble, Gloucs.

Po­lice were called to the former Red Ar­rows air­base when work­ers from Air Sal­vage In­ter­na­tional made the dis­cov­ery.

A spokesman said: “They were found when a panel was re­moved. The parcels were cov­ered in black gaffer tape.”

Of­fi­cers with snif­fer dogs searched the rest of the air­craft but noth­ing else was found.

De­tec­tives have ap­proached the former op­er­a­tors of the air­craft for help in their in­ves­ti­ga­tion into where the co­caine might have come from and when it was put there.

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