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French, Jersey customs seize 4kg cocaine

French, Jersey customs seize 4kg cocaine

JERSEY: A 57 years old Irish citizen was caught by France Customs on Normandy Coast, who tried to smuggle about 4kg of cocaine having a street value of 500, 000 which were destined for jersey.

Following the arrest, Jersey authorities carried out “a number of searches” in the island.

Officers say the investigation is continuing.

Mark Cockerham, director of enforcement at Jersey Customs and Immigration, described the seizure as “significant”.

“Had it been imported and distributed in Jersey this would have led to a large supply being available at user level,” he said.

“Whilst we have seen a marked increase in the seizures of new psychoactive substances this year, this demonstrates that there is still a demand for class A drugs in Jersey.”

During 2013, Jersey customs seized drugs worth £2.4m.