Beckenham woman jailed after trying to smuggle nearly £300k worth of cocaine into UK

Hazel Blasby

Hazel Blasby

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A Beckenham woman has been jailed after trying to smuggle nearly £300,000 worth of liquid cocaine into the UK.

Hazel Blasby, 36, of Calverley Close, was sentenced to four years in prison after appearing at Croydon Crown Court on Tuesday (Aug 26).

Blasby flew into Gatwick Airport from Barbados on June 17 and was caught by Border Force after the drugs were discovered in her luggage.

During a search a two-litre bottle of liquid, labelled as “fruit punch syrup”, was found and tests afterwards found it to be cocaine.

The case was referred to the National Crime Agency’s Border Policing Command and, following questioning, Blasby was charged with attempting to import a class A drug.

News Shopper:

Forensic analysis of the liquid revealed the contents contained the equivalent of 1.77 kilos of cocaine, which if cut it would have a street value of £297,000.

Border Force regional director Carole Upshall said: “I’ve no doubt this cocaine was destined for the streets of the UK, and this seizure will represent a significant dent in the profits of the criminals involved.

“Working with our colleagues from the NCA we are determined to do all we can to stop traffickers like Blasby and the criminal networks involved in drug smuggling.”

Blasby pleaded guilty.

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11:43am Fri 29 Aug 14

sarfflondonbird says...

Oh my, what will they do now all that money isnt to hand? Oh not to worry they have some other mug lined up to bring it in on their behalf. Amazing game isnt it? And to think this poor girl is doing a 4 year stretch for just importing it, unbelievable! Where was her human rights in all this? Surely there must be some 'get out of jail' deal for her, poor thing. Lets all have a wgip round for her appeal.....
Oh my, what will they do now all that money isnt to hand? Oh not to worry they have some other mug lined up to bring it in on their behalf. Amazing game isnt it? And to think this poor girl is doing a 4 year stretch for just importing it, unbelievable! Where was her human rights in all this? Surely there must be some 'get out of jail' deal for her, poor thing. Lets all have a wgip round for her appeal..... sarfflondonbird
  • Score: -5

11:49am Fri 29 Aug 14

Gypo.Joe says...

" wgip "

Yet another miserable FAIL.

Run along SLTurd.
" wgip " Yet another miserable FAIL. Run along SLTurd. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 10

2:54pm Fri 29 Aug 14

sarfflondonbird says...

Thanks for pointing that out...........doh!!!
!!nut
Can gather you get the jist though............wh
ip round!!!!! yeah? Good on you.
That's the great technology of ipads, sometimes you just cant help but keep up with the jones for making mistakes. Happy dayz
Thanks for pointing that out...........doh!!! !!nut Can gather you get the jist though............wh ip round!!!!! yeah? Good on you. That's the great technology of ipads, sometimes you just cant help but keep up with the jones for making mistakes. Happy dayz sarfflondonbird
  • Score: -5

8:23pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Gypo.Joe says...

sarfflondonbird wrote:
Thanks for pointing that out...........doh!!!

!!nut
Can gather you get the jist though............wh

ip round!!!!! yeah? Good on you.
That's the great technology of ipads, sometimes you just cant help but keep up with the jones for making mistakes. Happy dayz
That's what happens when you place technology into the hands of a Neanderthal like you.

Now do run along will you SLTurd
[quote][p][bold]sarfflondonbird[/bold] wrote: Thanks for pointing that out...........doh!!! !!nut Can gather you get the jist though............wh ip round!!!!! yeah? Good on you. That's the great technology of ipads, sometimes you just cant help but keep up with the jones for making mistakes. Happy dayz[/p][/quote]That's what happens when you place technology into the hands of a Neanderthal like you. Now do run along will you SLTurd Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 10

12:45pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Beckenham Chris says...

Calverley Close - Says it all. The address is flagged to the authorities so anyone can be spotted. This road has the record of the highest number of Tv Licence evaders and Road tax dodgers in Bromley for example. Anyone with the address past or present can expect to be moinitored.
Calverley Close - Says it all. The address is flagged to the authorities so anyone can be spotted. This road has the record of the highest number of Tv Licence evaders and Road tax dodgers in Bromley for example. Anyone with the address past or present can expect to be moinitored. Beckenham Chris
  • Score: 10

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