The largest Heroin seizure at Waterloo International Terminal marked the 100th commercial drug seizure by Customs Officers there since the Eurostar trains started operating. 7 kgs of Heroin was uncovered by officers after they stopped two passengers recently arrived from Brussels.
Officers at Waterloo intercepted, Leticia HERNANDEZ-VALENCIA, 41 and Robert MATSCHINER, 27, on Wednesday 16th February. Both are resident in Holland and had travelled from Amsterdam to Brussels and then on to London by Eurostar.
Concealed in holdalls carried by HERNANDEZ-VALENCIA and MATSCHINER, Customs officers found approximately 7 kgs of Heroin gift wrapped as presents.
The estimated street value of the drugs is in excess of 500,000 pounds.
HERNANDEZ-VALENCIA and MATSCHINER appeared at Horseferry Road Magistrates Court on Friday 18th February. Both were remanded in custody and will reappear at Horseferry Road on March 3rd.
Customs & Excise operates a 24 hr Customs Confidential Freephone number for the reporting of all smuggling activities: 0800 59 5000
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