An attempt to smuggle cocaine through Gatwick Airport has been foiled by Border Force officers.
The drugs weighed approximately two kilos and have an estimated street value of at least £80,000, said a spokesman.
Border Force officers stopped and questioned a passenger who had arrived on a flight from Montego Bay, Jamaica, on Monday (October 1).
The drugs were hidden in packets of spice in a suitcase.
Tim Kingsberry, director of Border Force South said: “The professionalism and vigilance of our officers has prevented a significant quantity of Class A drugs entering the UK and ending up on our streets.
“Every year Border Force officers seize Class A drugs worth hundreds of million of pounds. Working with law enforcement colleagues like the National Crime Agency (NCA) we are determined to prevent drug trafficking.”
A 44 year-old British woman from South Norwood, London was arrested.
She was later released under investigation while enquiries continue.