Speaking exclusively with Express.co.uk, legal expert Tony Wyatt, Associate Counsel at Ewing Law and best-selling crime author under the pseudonym Tony Kent, explained why Denise has criminal responsibility.
Tony explained: “By agreeing to smuggle drugs abroad, Chelsea has already entered into a criminal conspiracy.
“A conspiracy is formed when the agreement to commit the offence is made, even though Chelsea has no intention of being the ‘smuggler’ herself.
“And by now involving Denise, she has effectively made her mother guilty of the same offence,” the legal expert added.
So for this reason, there is a greater likelihood that if the police do get involved, Denise could lose custody of Raymond.