JUSTICE: A couple of British nationals were arrested in the Channel Tunnel with 12 kg of drugs …
Miscalculation. An English couple was sentenced to three years in prison after being arrested in mid-January, with 12.5 kg of cocaine hidden in their luggage at the Channel Tunnel in the Pas-de-Calais, said a judicial source this Wednesday.
Immediately tried in criminal court in Boulogne-sur-Mer, both in their fifties were detained, the prosecutor said, confirming a report by Nord littoral .
500,000 euros for resale
On the 17th January, the passengers of a bus from Brussels were checked by customs. The scanner, the luggage of a couple left the suspicious customs officers to search, officials quickly discovered the equivalent of 12.5 kg of cocaine hidden in the middle of food and beauty. The total amount of the goods is estimated at 500,000 euros.
Initially, one of the suspects had said he was wrong luggage before being betrayed by the label where it appeared the name of his daughter. Another claimed they did not know what was in his suitcase.
Later, during the hearings, they confessed to being plagued by financial difficulties and have agreed to transport drugs for profit.