Moment Brit arrested at airport in Colombia ‘after trying fly to UK £2million worth of cocaine in his luggage’

THIS is the moment a Brit was arrested at a Colombian airport after he was said to be trying to fly with £2m worth of cocaine in his luggage.

The man was said to be carrying 23kg when he was snagged by police as he tried to jet back home.

A Brit was arrested as a Columbian Airport

Local authorities in Bogota said the man was stopped and searched after his “suspicious attitude” alerted police and a specialist sniffer dog called Maximo.

Footage revealed the moment the unnamed Brit’s suitcase was opened in front of cops, revealing the drugs.

A police officer could be overheard telling him through a translator “now we’re going to do a test called a narcotest” before cutting open one of the taped-up bricks of cocaine laid out on a table by the open suitcase.

The arrest happened at Alfonso Bonilla Aragon International Airport, an international airport located between Palmira and Cali which is Colombia’s fourth-busiest airport in passenger volume.

Ever Gomez, commander of the Valle del Cauca police department which covers the airport, said: “We found 16 packets containing 23 kilos of cocaine hydrochloride inside his luggage.

“He has been remanded in prison after appearing before a judge.”

The cocaine the Brit was carrying would have had a potential value of around two million pounds if cut and sold at street level.

Local reports said the authorities were now trying to establish if the Brit had any connections with Colombian drugs gangs.

It is not known where in the UK he is from.

Last year two British drug smugglers who attempted to import £570 million worth of drugs into Australia by yacht had their plans scuppered by a massive seal.