Essex

Man charged with Stansted drug smuggling attempt

A man has been charged with attempting to smuggle heroin into the UK through Stansted Airport in Essex.

The 46-year-old Dutch man was arrested after he arrived on a flight from Turkey on 7 August.

He is accused of swallowing packages of the drug with an estimated street value of £25,000.

The man is due to appear before Uxbridge Magistrates' Court charged with attempting to import a Class A drug.

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