Drug smuggling charge for Custom House man

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A Custom House man has been charged with attempting to smuggle £1million worth of cocaine into the country.

Valentine Aniagoh, of Hoskins Road, was stopped at Heathrow Airport after arriving on a flight from Lagos, Nigeria on Sunday, January 25.

Border Force officers seized 20kg of drugs following a luggage search and arrested the 49-year-old.

The cocaine is currently being tested for purity but is estimated to have a street value of more than £1m.

Aniagoh appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court the following day charged with attempting to import a class A drug.

He was remanded in custody until his next appearance at Isleworth Crown Court on February 12.