A Black Country grandmother has been jailed for 13 years after being found guilty of smuggling £1 million worth of cocaine into the country in her mobility vehicle.
Judge Adele Williams said Ambrozine Heron, 77, was a "willing participant" in the crime, which also involved her daughter, Paulette Chambers, 49, who was sentenced to 14 years in prison.
Canterbury Crown Court heard how the pair, from Smethwick, were stopped by customs officers as they arrived at the port of Dover after travelling over from France in March.
A search of Heron's specially-adapted Nissan Pathfinder led to 16kg of uncut cocaine being found in carrier bags on the back seat, hidden inside tins of palm oil.
Sentencing the pair, Judge Williams said Heron, who the court heard suffers from a range of illnesses including diabetes, asthma and hypertension, became involved in the crime to alleviate suspicion.
"I have no doubt that your role in the car was to add some respectability to the journey in respect of your age and your ill-health."
But she added: "The vehicle in which you were travelling was the mobility vehicle which you, Ambrozine Heron, were entitled to.
"You Heron, in all the evidence before me, were a willing participant in this importation."