Gold worth $5m seized by the UK police at London’s Heathrow Airport

The UK Border Force officers have seized $5 million worth of gold from suspected South American drug cartel as part of an international drug investigation.

Uk Police seize $5m worth of gold.

The gold was on its way to Switzerland from the Cayman Islands when it was seized and weighed 104 kilograms (229 pounds).

The UK’S National Crime Agency (NCA), a government law enforcement organisation reported that the gold is believed to have originated in Venezuela and transported to Cayman Islands on a private jet.

Based on intelligence provided by NCA, Border Force agents at Heathrow Airport subsequently moved in to detain the shipment when it arrived in the UK.