Teenage smuggler caught by Border Force is jailed after shipping drugs from the USA

A TEENAGER who smuggled drugs into the UK from the USA before being intercepted by Border Force has been jailed.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 12:54 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 1:47 pm

Thomas Dickie, 18, has been jailed for 30 months after admitting drug offences in the New Forest.

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Dickie, of The Square, Lymington, pleaded guilty to two counts of importing a controlled Class B drug, one count of possession with intent to supply a Class B drug, two counts of being concerned in the supply of a Class B drug, one count of possession of a Class C drug and one count of receiving stolen goods.

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Thomas Dickie has been jailed for drugs offences

Southampton Crown Court heard how Dickie imported a large quantity of cannabis into the UK from the USA on May 23 last year before this was intercepted by Border Force.

Officers obtained a Section 23 Misuse of Drugs Act and a warrant executed at his property before locating a quantity of cannabis and cash – all of which were seized as a result.

A number of mobile phones were also seized and forensically examined, with evidence linking him to drug dealing.

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