Sleeping pills seized at Belfast airport
Published Friday, 22 June 2012
A total of 15,000 prescription sleeping tablets have been seized from a woman arriving in Belfast on a flight from Spain, Border Force officers have confirmed.
Sleeping tablets were seized by officers at Belfast international Airport. (© Border Force)
The drugs were found in the 25-year-old woman's suitcase during searches at Belfast International Airport on Thursday.
Passengers were questioned as they arrived on flights from abroad and the woman, who has an address in the Republic of Ireland, was stopped.
"As this detection shows, our officers are on constant alert to keep drugs and other banned substances out of the UK," John Spence from the Border Force said.
"Anyone with information about activity they suspect may be linked to drug smuggling should call our hotline on 0800 59 5000."
Enquiries into the seizure are continuing.