Police arrested a Heathrow1 security man as he allegedly received seven kilos of cocaine2 from a courier in an airport bathroom. The guard is said to have met the suspected Colombian cartel member airside at Terminal 5. They went into the bathroom and sec onds later were busted by police who allegedly found the drugs3 in a laptop bag . Estimates suggest they have a street value of 700,000.
Police busted the suspects in a bathroom (Image: PA)
The guard, 30, is said to be from Southall, west London. The 37-year-old seized with him on Thursday afternoon was en route to Holland from Bogota . Moments later, a 43- year-old Colombian man was arrested at arrivals . It is believed he was waiting for the guard to deliver the drugs.
The cocaine had a street value of 700,000 (Image: Getty Images)
A 46-year-old man was later held in east London . All four were last night in custody . A National Crime Agency spokesman said: Heathrow Airport provided invaluable assistance in this operation.
A prolific shoplifter who threatened security staff with a dirty syringe has been sent to jail. Jolene Laing appeared at Leicester Crown Court1 yesterday and was jailed for two years. The 38-year-old had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to seven counts of theft, battery, common assault, racially or religiously aggravated public order and two public order offences.
The force said Laing, of no fixed address, threatened security staff with a used syringe when they challenged her.
Police released this custody image of Laing (Image: Leicestershire Police)
Pc Mike Green, beat officer for Loughborough town centre, said: We are pleased with this conviction.
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It demonstrates our commitment to tackling crimes that impact our towns and have a knock-on effect on businesses.
Laing is a prolific shoplifter who has continued to commit offences.
On one occasion she threatened staff and security with a dirty syringe after they challenged her and subjected them to abuse.
She has been known locally to be hostile towards officers and the local business community.
We hope this conviction and sentence goes some way to helping her mend her ways.
A sex offender headbutted the dock, branded a sheriff a specky **** then brawled with court security officers when he was told he was going to prison. Kyle Leonard, 20, had been handed a community-based sentence at Dundee Sheriff Court after he admitted having sex with three underage girls but was arrested and hauled back to court last November facing further charges. Those charges ended up being dropped but he was locked up for breaching his earlier orders.
When Sheriff George Way then told him he was being remanded in custody to await further proceedings, Leonard flipped. Leonard appeared back in the same dock where he had lashed out at the lawman facing a threatening and abusive behaviour charge the second time he has been convicted of abusing a sheriff in identical circumstances. Fiscal depute Joanne Smith told the court: Sheriff Way decided to remand him in custody and the accused was clearly unhappy and began to shout and swear.
He shouted at the sheriff: Are you ******* joking you specky **** This is a ******* joke I m going to lose everything .
He was handcuffed to a G4S officer and was making his way to the stairs shouting: I don t ******* believe this .
Without warning he punched and headbutted the glass surrounding the dock.
Another G4S officer attended to assist and he was put to the ground to try to subdue him . Eventually he was restrained and taken to the cells.
Witnesses including the sheriff were shocked and alarmed at his actions. Leonard, a prisoner at Polmont, pleaded guilty on summary complaint to a charge of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner at Dundee Sheriff Court on November 23 last year.
Defence solicitor Douglas McConnell said Leonard is due to be released from jail on his earlier sentence later this month. He said: He has a tendency to lash out and he s been working on that whilst in custody. Sheriff Derek Reekie deferred sentence for three months for Leonard to be of good behaviour on his release from custody.
Leonard was last year convicted of hurling abuse at Sheriff Elizabeth Munro during a court appearance.