31 May 2022
A 42-year-old woman was today [30 May 2022] sentenced to four years imprisonment at the Royal Court for her role in the importation of controlled drugs into the island.
Janice Catherine Mawdsley, from Southport, was arrested by officers from the Jersey Customs & Immigration Service (JCIS) shortly after her arrival at the airport on 16 April, when she was found to be in possession of 188g of cocaine.
Mawdsley confessed in interview that she had imported the Class A drugs into the island.
The seized cocaine has a street value of between £30,000 - £40,000.
Senior Manager Rhiannon Small commented, 'The sentencing today reflects the serious nature of the attempted importation of Class A drugs into Jersey. Jersey Customs & Immigration Service will continue to target the borders to protect the island from this type of crime.'
If any members of the public have any information on drug smuggling then they can get in touch in confidence on 0800 735 5555.