Bent border guard was gun runner

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A corrupt UK Border Agency officer helped a gang smuggle guns and drugs worth millions of pounds into the UK, a court heard. Simon Pellett, 36, along with David Baker, 55, and Alex Howard, 35, allegedly planned to bring the deadly cargo of firearms, silencers and bullets back through the Channel Tunnel. But French police swooped in Calais and recovered the contraband, which also included 34.6kg of cocaine and 6.6kg of heroin, from Pellet’s government transit van, Isleworth Crown Court…

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