In a classic case of mistaken identity, a white powder seized in a ‘huge drug bust’ at London's Gatwick Airport turned out to be none other than vegan cake mix.
An employee of Purezza – a plant based pizzeria in England -- was stopped by LGW authorities when she was found transporting a suitcase filled with 25 bags of white powder.
The British Transport Police and the UK Home Office were called in and tested the bags, suspecting them to contain illegal drugs. However it was revealed that the powder was more innocuous than police had suspected.
Commenting on the issue, the British Transport Police released a statement saying:
“Officers were called to Gatwick airport station at 1.34pm on 28 August after a suitcase was found containing 25 bags of powder. Following a number of inquiries and tests, it was determined these bags of powder were cake ingredients for a vegan bakery."
Taking the whole situation in stride, Purezza tweeted: "Thanks for going easy on us guys! A slab of cake all round is in order when you're next in Brighton."
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