This is a specific kind of plot twist! A “huge drugs bust" at Gatwick Airport has turned out to be part of a cake.
Vegan pizza restaurant Purezza was transporting ingredients in a suitcase when a member of staff was stopped by the police. The white powder seemed a bit suspicious. So, after analyzing it a bit further they realized that, although it was divided into blue bags, it was not illegal.
@BTPSussex huge drugs bust at Gatwick airport. In collaboration with @ukhomeoffice powders tested and discovered to… https://t.co/gF1QQpc6Zt— BTP Sussex (@BTP Sussex) 1567005151.0
“'Officers were called to Gatwick Airport station at 1.34pm on August 28 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, who has promised officers and staff a slice of cake in return."
@purezza @ukhomeoffice And your secret recipe is safe with @BTPSussex— BTP Sussex (@BTP Sussex) 1567018714.0
Later the restaurant, tweeted, “Thanks for going easy on us guys! A slab of cake all round is in order when you're next in Brighton."
People on Twitter had the best response to the "drug bust."
Some are getting the wrong idea.
@BTPSussex @ukhomeoffice Wait, so if I was to smuggle drugs I should put them in blue bags and label them "flour"? Really?— Gavin Barsby (@Gavin Barsby) 1567186400.0
Others were grateful.
@BTPSussex @ukhomeoffice Keeping the streets free from cake, kudos.— 🔶Carlito von Fun-guy (@🔶Carlito von Fun-guy) 1567078339.0
All the puns.
@BTPSussex @ukhomeoffice Now this takes the cake...— Ernest Espinosa (@Ernest Espinosa) 1567267692.0
We were all thinking about the dogs.
@BTPSussex @ukhomeoffice No animals were harmed in the seizing of this cake mix. Or in the baking of the cake.… https://t.co/blCQD8uhdK— stuart l (@stuart l) 1567376337.0
And, more puns.
@BTPSussex @ukhomeoffice Getting baked, amiright?— Klown 🤡 (@Klown 🤡) 1567031492.0
Do we get to try the cake?
@BTPSussex @ukhomeoffice "Please label your foods AND BRING SAMPLES of cakes next time you visit." So now we have t… https://t.co/lHJUsWrRXr— JC Ianni (@JC Ianni) 1567261597.0
Others were making vegan jokes.
@SkyNews Vegans causing problems AGAIN— Mr Power (@Mr Power) 1567190332.0
We know they were just doing their jobs.
@SkyNews Better to be safe than sorry. Always worth a check.— Gary Lee (@Gary Lee) 1567191314.0
Their cakes are not drugs, but are still addictive.