Decision Summary Report
Justice and Home Affairs
Customs and Immigration Service
To:Minister for Home Affairs
Submitted by:Acting Assistant Director - Frontiers
Date:07 May 2020
Subject:Disposal of Volkswagen Caddy registration PF07 OBU
On 07 September 2019 the above vehicle was used in connection with the importation into Jersey of 9978 grams of heroin with a maximum total street value of £10,000,000.
The vehicle was seized by the Customs and Immigration Service on 27 February 2019 under Article 54 of the Customs and Excise (Jersey) Law, 1999. No notice of claim has been made in connection with the seizure and the vehicle is deemed to have been duly condemned as forfeited in accordance with the 3rd Schedule of the 1999 Law.
Article 55 of the 1999 Law empowers the Minister to direct the manner of disposal of the vehicle.
The Volkswagen Caddy was first registered in 2007 and has in excess of 129,000 miles on the odometer. The vehicle is in poor condition. A representative of Driver and Vehicle Standards has attended and examined the vehicle and provided the opinion that it is worth only scrap value.
In light of these circumstances, the Minister is recommended to direct that Volkswagen Caddy registration PF07 OBU is disposed of as scrap.