Wednesday, 1 December 2021

British brothers charged with importing £50 million worth of cocaine

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HAMPSHIRE: Two British brothers are among five men charged with importing cocaine after £50m worth of the drug was found on a private jet.

Martin and Stephen Neil, from Poole in Dorset, are jointly charged with bringing the Class A drug into the UK.

Half a ton of the substance was found during a raid on a private aircraft in Hampshire, the importing said.

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The Britons, aged 48 and 53, have been charged along with two Spaniards and an Italian national.

Three other men appeared at the court on Wednesday accused over the same alleged plot.

Italian national Alessandro Iembo, 28, of Richmond Hill, Bournemouth, and Spanish nationals Victor Franco-Lorenzo, 40, and 55-year-old Jose Ramon Miguelez-Botas are also charged with attempting to import the class A drug.

Bearded and bespectacled Iembo, who the court heard works as “kitchen staff”, was also dressed in a shirt and jacket.

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