Customs officers seized 1.5m worth of the potentially lethal drug ecstasy on a plane arriving at Oxford Airport, Kidlington.

The Customs and Excise department's London International Rummage team found 48kg on the light aircraft which had flown in from Weert, Holland.

Following the seizure of the drug on Tuesday, two men were arrested and one was charged with the importation of the class A drug.

Timothy Garbett, 31, of Foster Street, Kinver, near Stourbridge, West Midlands, appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court yesterday.

He was remanded in custody until Monday.