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Oops! Mary Berry was arrested once for having flour and sugar in baggies

The white stuff can get you into serious trouble

  • Dave Turner
  • 20 April 2018
Oops! Mary Berry was arrested once for having flour and sugar in baggies

Television food guru Mary Berry doesn't exactly look like a drug mule, but her choice to put powdery ingredients into small plastic bags landed her in hot water once.

Speaking on The Graham Norton Show, the former Great British Bake Off presenter revealed how she ended up in an airport cell 25 years ago.

"I was arrested 25 years ago. I was going to the US to do some cookery demonstrations and was worried that there might be problems so I weighed out all the ingredients – flour, sugar – and put them all in little plastic bags.

"When I arrived at the airport the sniffer dogs made a bee-line for me. Suddenly I was surrounded by uniformed people and my assistant and I were put in separate cells. It was alarming. When I was asked if was going to make money from the stuff, I said, 'I do and my fee has already been agreed.'"

Obviously she was released when they realised her intention was to make cakes rather than coke deals.

[Via: Metro]

Dave Turner is Mixmag's Digital News Editor, follow him on Twitter

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