Drug smuggler caught at Gatwick with £180k of cocaine in her 46D bra

Ruth Doherty
Drug smuggler caught at Gatwick with £180k of cocaine in her 46D bra
Drug smuggler caught at Gatwick with £180k of cocaine in her 46D bra



A drug smuggler has been caught at Gatwick Airport with £180k of cocaine hidden in her 46D bra.

Nola Williams, 47, was stopped after arriving at the airport on a British Airways flight from Jamaica with a child and accomplice Raymond Goodison in January last year.

The pair were arrested as they boarded a Gatwick Express train to Victoria station, and a strip search revealed a kilo of cocaine stitched into the cups of Williams' bra.

After being arrested, Goodison was bailed and has since fled the country.

A court has heard how Goodison used Williams as a "mule". He was sentenced to 13 years in his absence, and it is believed he may now be in Jamaica or the US.

Drug smuggler caught at Gatwick with £180k of cocaine in her 46D bra
Drug smuggler caught at Gatwick with £180k of cocaine in her 46D bra



According to the Daily Mail, during Goodison's trial, prosecutor Louis French said: "The amount we are talking about is nearly a kilo of quite high quality, about 71 per cent purity and that 973g would, if it were sold on the street, be worth about £180,000."

William's sentencing has been delayed while her lawyer argues that she is a victim of human trafficking.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Judge Jeffery Blackett, sentencing Goodison at Croydon Crown Court, said: "This man Raymond Goodison was, effectively, charged with importing over a kilo of cocaine into this country.

"He used Miss Williams, there's no doubt about that, so she could sew the drugs into her bra. She came through customs, with a child and then the offence was discovered."

He added: "There's no doubt I can infer, that he played a leading role in this drug importation. He was convicted before and he was sentenced to 10 years for a similar offence and he recently had been involved in the supply of drugs. He was a man who was said to be unemployed, but had significant assets."

Drug smuggler caught at Gatwick with £180k of cocaine in her 46D bra
Drug smuggler caught at Gatwick with £180k of cocaine in her 46D bra



Williams, from Stockwell, London, was also due to be sentenced, but her barrister insisted she had been a victim of human trafficking.

According to the Daily Mail, adjourning her sentencing to a date to be set, Judge Blackett told Williams this week: "I'm not going to sentence you today because inquiries need to be made into your assertion that you have been subjected to human trafficking."





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