Belfast Telegraph

Woman held as cocaine found in birthday card

Cocaine worth £40,000 has been found in a birthday card sent to Northern Ireland.

The card, posted in South Africa, was intercepted by officers from the UK Border Agency in Belfast.

The drug, which weighed 110 grams and had an estimated street value of up to £40,000 when cut with other substances, was on its way to an address in Glengormley.

A 21-year-old woman was arrested on Thursday in Glengormley. She was later released on bail pending further enquiries.

Maggie Eyden, UK Border Agency assistant director in Northern Ireland, said: "Our officers are on constant alert to keep drugs and other banned substances out of the UK.

"Drugs devastate lives and communities and my officers at the UK Border Agency, along with colleagues from other law enforcement agencies, are determined to stop them reaching our streets."


From Belfast Telegraph