Motorsport Transporters Face Strict Custom Checks After Drugs Scandal

May 2, 2011

cialis Arial, symptoms Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #000000; line-height: 18px;”>Transporters from the world of motor racing and Formula One are to face tougher scrutiny at UK customs after drugs were found in the trucks of a Superbike World Championship team last month.

Quantities of cocaine, amphetamines and cannabis were discovered in the vehicle belonging to Paul Bird Motorsport, which runs the Kawasaki Racing Team. Four staff from the team have been arrested and released on bail.

On the back of the incident, a source at the United Kingdom Border Agency said that there was now likely to be a ramping up of checks on motor racing transport vehicles, telling the Daily Telegraph: “Our intelligence analysts will be looking much more closely at motorsport vehicles from now on, including Superbikes and even Formula 1. They have been pulled over very rarely and that will now change.”