Southsea man jailed for attempting to import drugs into Guernsey

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A SOUTHSEA man caught smuggling heroin and cocaine into Guernsey has been jailed for five years and six months.

Kieron White, 22, of Warwick Crescent, Southsea was jailed along with Joseph Jumeau, 21, from London, who received five years.

The pair were found carrying 4.12g of heroin and 27.15g of crack cocaine when they arrived on the island by ferry on January 23.

They pleaded guilty to two charges of importing class A drugs at the island’s Royal Court.

A Guernsey Border Agency spokesman said the drugs had a potential street value of £10,000.

When the pair arrived in the island they were among passengers examined by a drug detection dog, who indicated the presence of controlled drugs.

White had 5.59g of crack cocaine and 1.96g of heroin while Jumeau was found to be carrying 21.56g of crack cocaine and 2.16g of heroin.

The Border Agency spokesman said: ‘This was a significant seizure of Class A controlled drugs with the agency’s detector dog team.

‘The detector dog works in all areas at the Bailiwick’s borders and is regularly used to screen the arriving post and freight consignments as well as the more visible passenger and vehicle searches.’