Reading Time: < 1 minute Police found bags of white powder - which turned out to be cake mix (Photo: British Transport Police)
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A ‘huge drugs bust’ by police at Gatwick Airport this week turned out to be vegan cake mix.

A staff member from award-winning vegan pizzeria Purezza, which has branches in Brighton and Camden, was stopped when police discovered bags of white powder in their suitcase.

Officials tested the powder, before concluding it was not an illegal substance.

‘An eventful time’

“Officers were called to Gatwick airport station at 1.34pm on 28 August after a suitcase was found containing 25 bags of powder,” said a statement from the British Transport Police.

“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, who has promised officers and staff a slice of cake in return.”

Purezza later Tweeted about the incident, saying: “So, we had quite an eventful time transporting some of our ingredients today…”

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.