Wales

Caernarfon man on drug charge after MI6 parcel arrest

  • 2 August 2010
  • From the section Wales
Ali Akbar Khan
Ali Akbar Khan is charged with possessing drugs with intent to supply

A man arrested after a suspected parcel bomb was sent to MI6's headquarters and another was intercepted is to appear in court on drugs charges.

Ali Akbar Khan, 52, is due at Caernarfon Magistrates' Court in Gwynedd, charged with possessing class A drugs with intent to supply.

Mr Khan, of Caernarfon, and a 21-year-old man, were arrested on Friday after the parcels were found.

The second man has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

Both men were arrested on Friday morning at separate addresses in Caernarfon in a joint operation by North Wales Police and the Metropolitan Police.

The men were arrested under Section 4 of the Explosives Act after a suspicious package was found at the MI6 building in Vauxhall on Wednesday, and a second was found at a sorting office in south London on Thursday.