07 May 2019
Jersey Customs and Immigration had a busy Bank Holiday weekend, which resulted in the successful seizure of a large amount cannabis and two Russian nationals being denied entry to the Island.
On Sunday 5 May, Customs and Immigration Officers stopped a UK registered vehicle, which had arrived in the Island on the Condor Liberation from Poole. Officers subsequently searched the car, and a concealment was discovered inside, which contained a number of packages, suspected to contain cannabis. The drugs have an estimated local street local value of £240,000.
The man who is from the UK, the occupant inside in the car, has been charged with importing the drugs into Jersey. He is due to appear in Court on Tuesday 7 May 2019.
In an unrelated incident the following day (Monday 6 May), two Russian nationals arrived on a yacht from France and were refused leave to enter, as they did not have the requisite visa. They returned to France the same day on the vessel.