Two Dutch sisters have been found guilty by a British court of smuggling hundreds of kilos of heroin into the UK last June.
News agency ANP reports that the pair, who are 39 and 45-years-old, attempted to bring 115 kilos of the drug – with a street value of around €6.7m – through the port of Harwich but were caught red-handed by customs officers.
Head of criminal investigations for the customs service John Kay said: “We will do everything in our power to disrupt those smuggling drugs into the UK so that they can be effectively prosecuted.”
The women were remanded in custody to be sentenced at a later date.
Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl.
We could not provide the Dutch News service, and keep it free of charge, without the generous support of our readers. Your donations allow us to report on issues you tell us matter, and provide you with a summary of the most important Dutch news each day.Make a donation