UK police admit 'huge drugs bust' was vegan cake mix

They tested "25 bags of powder" after the massive seizure.
They tested "25 bags of powder" after the massive seizure. Photo credit: British Transport Police/Twitter

Police admit a "huge drugs bust" at Britain's Gatwick Airport has turned out to be vegan cake mix.

A staff member of the vegan pizza restaurant Purezza was transporting the ingredients in blue plastic bags inside a suitcase when it was discovered by cleaners earlier this week.

British Transport Police were then called to test the substance, which it initially suspected was a "huge drugs bust".

"Officers were called to Gatwick airport station at 1:34pm on 28 August after a suitcase was found containing 25 bags of powder," British Transport Police said.

"Following a number of inquiries and tests, it was determined these bags of powder were cake ingredients for a vegan bakery. They were soon reunited with the owner."

The pizza restaurant says it sees the funny side and has promised officers and staff a slice of cake in return.

"Thanks for going easy on us guys! A slab of cake all round is in order when you're next in Brighton," it tweeted in response.


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