Couple caught with drugs at Newcastle airport jailed

Maros Kristof and Eva Makunova Maros Kristof and Eva Makunova gave a false address when questioned

A Czech couple have been jailed after admitting attempting to smuggle four kilos of Class A drugs into England.

Maros Kristof, 42, and Eva Makunova, 45, were stopped by Border Force officers at Newcastle International Airport after they landed on a flight from The Gambia on 22 May.

Drugs with a street value in excess of £150,000 were found in their suitcases.

At Newcastle Crown Court, Kristof was sentenced to six years in jail and Makunova to four-and-a-half years.

The pair claimed to be travelling to London, but gave a false address when questioned.

Both pleaded guilty after 2.5kg of cocaine and 1.5kg of methamphetamine were found in their luggage.

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