Heathrow Airport baggage handlers charged over 'cocaine plot'

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Two Heathrow workers were charged over the offences: Steve Parsons/PA

Two baggage handlers at Heathrow Airport have been charged with conspiring to import cocaine into the UK after a series of raids across London and the south east.

Mohammad Ali, 40, from Slough and Girmit Singh, 55, from Hayes were arrested during an operation by the National Crime Agency in December last year.

Singh has also been charged with conspiring to import cannabis.

Both men are due to appear at Wimbledon magistrates court on Friday.

Eleven other people, including another Heathrow baggage handler, have already been charged in connection with the alleged cocaine smuggling plot.

They are due to appear before Kingston Crown Court next month.

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