Bricks of cocaine worth £1 million have been found in a secret bookcase in a flat in Surbiton, the Crown Prosecution Service has revealed.

Amber May, 30 from Surbiton, and Klisdorin Lumnica, 24, from Epsom, have been jailed for a total of 20 years, after 9.64kg of cocaine was found in May’s bedroom.

The compartment lifted up to reveal the secret stash of cocaine after officers activated a remote control found underneath a baseball cap.

May was found guilty of conspiracy to supply cocaine after a trial and sentenced to five years’ imprisonment at Kingston Crown Court today (November 2).

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Pictured above: Amber May (credit: CPS) 

The 30 year old claimed a man called Klisdorin Lumnica had installed the bookcase in her bedroom while staying in the property without her knowledge.

Lumnica, a 24 year old from Epsom, had earlier pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply drugs and was sentenced to 14 years’ imprisonment today.

The prosecution was able to show images of Lumnica collecting drugs from May’s flat in Southborough Road as well as telephone message evidence of the conspiracy.

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Pictued above: Klisdorin Lumnica, 24 (credit: CPS) 

Texts were exchanged between May and Lumnica about the remote control asking him to “remember to put the blind down”.

Lumnica was also seen handing a package to a man called Arthur Bennett, 46, in April 2018 in Epsom, but police stopped the car shortly after the handover.

Officers found 2kg of cocaine in the boot with a street value of £200,200, which Bennett admitted was his.

Police found cannabis in the Epsom home Bennett shared with Melissa Leming, 34.

Bennett was sentenced to six years’ imprisonment for possession with intent to supply cocaine in addition to nine month’s imprisonment for possession with intent to supply class B drugs.

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Arthur Bennett, 46 (credit: CPS)

Leming admitted possession with intent to supply of class B drugs and was sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment suspended for 18 months with 100 hours of unpaid work.

Andrew Hope, of the CPS, said: “Our prosecution was able to prove a case against each of these drug-dealers.

“Amber May claimed she had no knowledge of this drugs stash but the CPS was able to prove she was trusted by Klisdorin Lumnica to look after a large and valuable quantity of cocaine.”