A WOMAN who tried to smuggle nine kilos of high purity cocaine through Gatwick Airport has been jailed for four years.
Aimee Mason, 22, from Dagenham, Essex, was stopped by UK Border Agency staff at the airport's South Terminal on November 27 last year.
Her baggage was searched and the Class A drugs, which had a purity of about 70 per cent and an estimated street value of £360,000, were found hidden in one of her suitcases.
Mason told officers she had been on holiday to Antigua with a friend.
Despite claiming she didn't know anything about the drugs when interviewed after her arrest, Mason pleaded guilty to drug smuggling at Croydon Crown Court Thursday (February 16).