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Anne Southern jailed for trying to smuggle cocaine, worth £1.2m, through Edinburgh

Image caption The cocaine was found hidden in Anne Southern's luggage

A woman has been jailed for more than three years after she admitted trying to smuggle cocaine, with a street value of £1.2m, through Edinburgh Airport.

Briton Anne Southern, 65, who has an address in The Gambia, was sentenced to three years and four months in prison.

The High Court in Glasgow heard that she was stopped by Border Force officers on 5 March after she had arrived from Burkina Faso via Brussels.

About 4.5kg of cocaine was found hidden in her luggage.

She was arrested and charged with the importation of controlled drugs and pleaded guilty to the importation on 12 July.

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