A “drugs bust” at Gatwick Airport turned out to be a suitcase full of cake ingredients for a vegan bakery.
Workers at pizza restaurant Purezza were transporting the ingredients in a suitcase, when one of them was stopped by British Transport Police.
The case contained several blue bags full of white powder – which looked suspiciously like a haul of drugs.
The powder was tested by police, alongside Home Office officials, who then confirmed it was not an illegal substance – just ingredients for a vegan cake.
British Transport Police said: “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.
“They were soon reunited with the owner, who has promised officers and staff a slice of cake in return!”
The police force also tweeted: “Please label your foods and bring samples of cakes next time you visit.”
Thanks for going easy on us guys! A slab of cake all round is in order when you’re next in Brighton ?
— Purezza (@purezza) August 28, 2019
The restaurant, which has stores in Brighton and in Camden in north London, responded: “Thanks for going easy on us guys! A slab of cake all round is in order when you’re next in Brighton”.