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