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Ex-Happy Mondays tour manager held in Turkey over £80m cocaine haul claims he was there for a NOSE JOB

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THE ex-tour manager for the Happy Mondays — held in Turkey over an £80million cocaine haul — claims he was only heading to the country for a nose job.

Anthony Murray, 52, is in jail with eight others after sniffer dogs in Istanbul found 228kg of drugs inside bags of fertiliser on a ship from Colombia.

Anthony Murray is being held in Turkey after cops seized £80million worth of cocaine
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Murray (standing second from left) was the Happy Mondays tour manager [/caption]

He has previously been jailed for three years over a huge cannabis deal.

A source in Turkey told The Sun: “Turkey is popular if you want to have a bit of work done — but also a route to get drugs into mainland Europe.

“He’s already got a serious drug conviction so it wasn’t the smartest move in the world.

“Turkish police don’t mess around, this is a massive discovery for them and they’re going for it big time.”

Now Turkish detectives are “hours or days away” from making more arrests.


The source added: “People in the UK with links to him are going to be bricking it.

“There’s no doubt with a find as big as this intelligence will be shared among law enforcement agencies here.”

Murray is now believed to be in a prison similar to the one in terrifying 1978 drug-smuggling flick Midnight Express.

Murray and eight others were arrested after cops found 228kg of drugs hidden inside fertiliser bags
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He was previously jailed for three years over a huge cannabis deal[/caption]

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