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Gino D’Acampo has reportedly been caught with cannabis by police sniffer dogs after arriving in the UK on a private jet.
The 46-year-old celebrity chef was arriving back in Britain with Gordon Ramsay and Fred Sirieix when he apparently found himself in a rather sticky situation.
The three pals had been in Spain filming their hit ITV series Gordon, Gino and Fred's Road Trip.
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But when they touched down at Farnborough Airport in Hampshire, things reportedly took an awkward turn.
A source told The Sun that after landing at the airport in Gordon’s private plane, apparently sniffer dogs “suddenly started circling Gino.”
Gordon, Fred and Gino were all held for some time by Border Force, with Gino initially attempting to laugh it off.
The insider said: “Eventually, it was clear who the dogs were after, and Gino went away with uniformed police for questioning. It was Gino’s bags that were stopped and searched, and a small box with some weed inside was found.
“Neither Fred nor Gordon, nor anyone else on the jet, had a single trace of anything suspicious.”
The source then revealed how Gino reportedly called up Fred and Gordon the next day, and explained he had been smoking it to help with his bad back.
The publication also reported that police accepted that the drug was for his own medicinal use – and not intended for anybody else.
As a result, he was issued with a warning and fined for possession of a prohibitive substance, namely cannabis, but he was not arrested.
It is also claimed Gordon and Fred were both “cross” about the situation – particularly as Gordon has always been vocal about his anti-drugs stance.
Daily Star has contacted representatives for Gino for comment.
The news comes after Gino quit his ITV show Gordon, Gino and Fred: Road Trip last month.
The 46-year-old chef explained it was impossible to film the travel and food show which saw them visit incredible countries such as Greece and France due to their conflicting schedules.
Despite leaving the beloved show – which first aired in 2018 – the star reassured fans that his friendship with Gordon Ramsay and Fred Sirieix remains “very strong”.
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