Cocaine smuggling? I thought I was doing charity work


An Italian accused of smuggling £41m worth of cocaine into the UK on a luxury private jet claimed he thought he was doing charity work, a court heard. Alessandro Iembo, 28, and four others were found with the drugs on January 29 after Border Force officials swooped at Farnborough Airport, Hants. The gang, including Dorset bricklayer brothers Stephen Neil, 53, and Martin, 48, allegedly imported 513 packages of the class A drug packed inside 15 suitcases on the flight from…

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