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Four charged after ship drug raid

Arcadia
The cruise liner was returning to Southampton from the Caribbean

Four people charged with attempting to smuggle cocaine with an estimated street value of 1.2m on the P&O liner Arcadia have been remanded in custody.

HM Revenue and Customs investigators and UK Border Agency officers seized about 30 kilos of cocaine from the cruise ship in Southampton on Sunday.

Three women and a man were remanded for seven days by Southampton magistrates.

Three other people held have been released on bail. All seven are from the Birmingham and Manchester areas.

The people charged are Natalie Quinn, 26, of Grenville Walk, Rochdale, Camille Dupee, 19, of Raleigh Close, Handsworth, Birmingham, Briony Dyce, 25, of Brearley Street, Handsworth, Birmingham and Calvin Hylton, 41, of Ermington Drive, Manchester.

The group would reappear at Southampton Magistrates' Court on 27 October, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) said.




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