updated 2/17/2009 3:18:04 PM ET 2009-02-17T20:18:04

British customs officials say 15 crew members from a South African Airways flight have been arrested after 11 pounds (5 kilos) of cocaine worth 250,000 pounds ($357,000) were found in a bag.

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Bob Gaiger of HM Revenue and Customs says the flight attendants and pilots were arrested as they passed through customs after disembarking the flight to London from Johannesburg on Monday morning.

Officials at the airline were not immediately available for comment.

It is the second time in less than a month that the crew of a South African Airways flight has been arrested and accused of carrying illegal drugs. The pilot and flight attendants of the earlier flight were arrested at Heathrow in January after cocaine and cannabis were found in their bags.

Since then, they have been released on bail and are due to appear in a British court in March.

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