A Guyanese drug smuggler who travelled from Barbados to Manchester, England with 72 small packets of cocaine in his stomach, has been sentenced to give years in jail.
The 53-year-old man has been identified as Wade Williams. He was stopped by Border Force officers on February 14, 2015 after his flight from Barbados landed at Manchester Airport.
The incident adds to another high profile case, with another smuggler caught at Manchester Airport last month.
According to reports, Williams who lived in Georgetown, started producing the packages after high-tech border checks and during questioning.
He was taken for an X-ray and it was confirmed that he had swallowed just over three pounds of high-purity cocaine in 72 small packages.
English media reported that the drugs’ likely street value once cut would have been £200,000. The bags were so potent that had just one of them split it could have been fatal.
The Head of the National Crime Agency’s Manchester Border Investigation team said: