S. African Crew Held in $360K Coke Haul
11 pounds of the drug discovered in suitcase
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Feb 17, 2009 8:08 AM CST
A South African Airways crew was arrested after cocaine was found on their flight.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – A South African Airways crew was arrested at Heathrow Airport yesterday after officials found almost $360,000 worth of cocaine on their plane, the BBC reports. Officers seized some 11 pounds of the drug from a suitcase stowed aboard the flight from Johannesburg. The 15 crew members, now in custody, will face questioning; crews are checked just like passengers when entering the UK, said an official.