Mum plotted to smuggle £1million of crystal meth into UK inside wrestler dolls

A housewife is facing jail for her role in a plot to smuggle £1million worth of crystal meth into Britain.

Aspiring model Paola Morrish, 42, was nicked after police uncovered a bid to sneak the class A drug into the UK hidden in bags of coffee and plastic wrestler dolls.

Her husband David Morrish, 48, yesterday admitted a charge of assisting an offender in relation to the case. He disposed of a package his wife had received.

Mum-of-one Paola was arrested after the Border Force saw a suspicious package at Stansted Airport in Essex last January and tracked it to an address connected to her.

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It is thought the drugs are linked to Mexican crime cartels.

A neighbour of the couple in leafy Malmesbury, Wilts, said: “To think she could have been dealing with such serious characters is bit much to take in. You don’t know what people get up to behind closed doors.”

Police cut open the Mexican wrestling toys and found 15lb of the drug made famous in TV series Breaking Bad.

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Detectives then tracked the package to an address in Chippenham, Wilts, which was listed on the delivery label.

Officers watched as Paola went to the house and retrieved the dolls. She was found to have accepted other drug shipments from Mexican gangsters.

Paola pleaded guilty last year to being concerned in the fraudulent evasion of a prohibition on the importation of a class A drug.

Sentencing at Swindon crown court has been adjourned until March. Paola was remanded in custody while David, who runs a removals firm, was granted bail.

A gangster thought to be the intended recipient of the drugs fled London and returned to Mexico.

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