Plaistow woman and daughter on cocaine smuggling charge

A Plaistow mother and her daughter have been charged with trying to smuggle around �800,000 worth of cocaine into the country.

Sandra Lee Grey, 44, from Barking Road, and Kerene Taneik Hayles, 22, were arrested after arriving at Gatwick on a flight from Montego Bay in Jamaica on Sunday.

Cocaine was found concealed in toiletries when a suitcase was searched.

The pair appeared before Crawley magistrates today charged with attempting to import a class A substance and they were remanded in custody until May 18.

* The UK Border Agency urged anyone with information about activity they suspect may be linked to drug smuggling can call the smuggling hotline on 0800 59 5000.