30 years in jail for drug smuggler

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A man from Hemel Hempstead has been jailed for 30 years for smuggling millions of pounds worth of drugs into the UK.

Adegboyega Adeniji, 49, of Sandmere Close was caught at Heathrow Airport in April 2011 after arriving on a flight from Amsterdam.

He had two suitcases filled with 31 kilos of cocaine, five kilos of heroin and two kilos of methamphetamine. The haul had a street value of over £4million.

Adeniji admitted importation charges, but denied conspiring to import class A drugs. He was unanimously found guilty by a jury at Isleworth Crown Court.

> See the March 7 edition of the Gazette for more.