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Essex man jailed for £2.5 million drug smuggling attempt – UK Border Agency

“A 64-year-old man from Corringham, Essex has been sentenced to prison for 9 years and 4 months after pleading guilty to trying to import heroin and cocaine into the UK.”

Full press release

UK Border Agency, 31st March 2011

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Drug runners to avoid prison under sentencing guidelines – Daily Telegraph

“Drug runners and small–scale dealers could escape prison even if caught with a 50–gram bag of cocaine or heroin or dozens of Ecstasy pills, under planned new guidance for courts.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 28th March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Drug lord Curtis Warren’s conviction stands after supreme court rejects plea – The Guardian

“One of Britain’s most notorious drug dealers, Curtis Warren, has lost a legal battle that would have led to his conviction being overturned.”

Full story

The Guardian, 28th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Two sentenced over multi-million cannabis plot – UK Borders Agency

“Two members of a drug trafficking gang have been given prison sentences totalling 22 years for smuggling millions of pounds’ worth of cannabis into the UK.”

Full story

UK Borders Agency, 16th February 2011

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Great Yarmouth drug dealers’ sentences increased – BBC News

“Two men jailed for supplying cocaine in Great Yarmouth have had their ‘unduly lenient’ sentences increased.”

Full story

BBC News, 20th Janaury 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Six jailed for smuggling cocaine on cruise ship – UK Border Agency

“Six Bulgarian and Lithuanian nationals have been jailed for a total of 87 years for attempting to smuggle approximately 35kg of cocaine, with an estimated street value of £1.4 million, into the UK aboard a cruise ship.”

Full press release

UK Border Agency, 11th January 2011

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Croydon man jailed for heroin smuggling – UK Border Agency

“A Bulgarian man living in Croydon has been sentenced to 7 years in prison at Canterbury Crown Court after pleading guilty to heroin smuggling.”

Full press release

UK Border Agency, 17th December 2010

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk


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