Sussex

Man jailed over drugs smuggled in 'stiff' trousers

A man who tried to smuggle a kilogram (2.2lb) of cocaine into the UK inside a pair of trousers has been jailed.

Sandor Malnai, a 49-year-old Hungarian national, was stopped at Gatwick Airport in West Sussex after a flight from Barbados on 4 April.

Border Force officers spotted a pair of "unnaturally stiff" green cord trousers in his luggage.

He pleaded guilty at Croydon Crown Court and was sentenced to five years in prison.

The cocaine, with an estimated street value of about £100,000, was hidden inside the lining, a Home Office spokeswoman said.

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