Chocolate muffin driver smuggled opium into the UK

Paddington man faces heavy jail sentence

A LORRY driver who smuggled opium into the UK under the guise of importing chocolate muffins is facing prison.

Mohammad Satari-Khavas, of Westbourne Terrace, Paddington, admitted smuggling five kilos of the class A drug with a street value of �75,000.

On Tuesday, Folkestone Magistrates’ Court heard the 41-year-old, who is a Dutch national, was stopped by UK Border Agency officers as he returned from Holland on Sunday (14).

A search of his vehicle uncovered nine clear wrapped packages of the drug in his cab locker.

Satari-Khavas pleaded guilty to knowingly concerned in the fraudulent evasion of the prohibition of controlled drugs and was remanded in custody.

He will appear at Canterbury Crown Court at a later date for sentencing.

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