Charlton and Greenwich addresses involved in cocaine within food tins scheme

Two men have been jailed after drugs were imported into the UK hidden in what appeared to be cans of food.

The Met state that “two parcels sent from St Lucia destined for addresses in Charlton and Greenwich in southeast London were seized by customs officials.”

Daniel Kelly, 43 was sentenced to six and a half years in jail, with Steven Gilhooly, 43 sentenced to eight and a half years.

Police state that parcels “were described as containing tinned goods (specifically condensed coconut milk and beans), when subjected to forensic examination it was identified that secreted within the first parcel was 1.95kg of cocaine and in the second 792g of cocaine.”

The continue: “in the build-up to this importation, Kelly and Gilhooly had purchased a machine can sealer and blank tin lids, allowing them to reseal tin cans. They had also purchased a number of condiments and items which would be sold in St. Lucia.

On 16 December 2018, both Kelly and Gilhooly had flown from London Gatwick to St Lucia, where on arrival they told officials that they were entering the country for a holiday and it was recorded that they had the can sealer within their luggage.

Officers established that the two parcels later found to contain cocaine were sent from a St. Lucian Post office by Kelly, who used a fake driving licence that had his image but false personal details as identification.”




Running a site takes much time and cost a lot of money. Adverts are far from enough to cover it and my rent.

You can support me and the running this site in a number of ways including Paypal here

Another option is via Patreon by clicking here

You can also buy me a beer/coffee at Ko-fi here

There's also a Facebook page for the site here

Many thanks

J Smith

I've lived in south east London most of my life growing up in Greenwich borough and working in the area for many years. The site has contributors on occasion and we cover many different topics. Living and working in the area offers an insight into what is happening locally.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.