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Customs seize seven commercial drug consignments in the last two weeks

07 August 2023

The Jersey Customs and Immigration Service has experienced a particularly busy two-week period having seized significant quantities of controlled drugs. 

Customs & Immigration Officers have intercepted seven consignments of commercial quantities of drugs made up of cocaine, heroin, MDMA (ecstasy) and cannabis with a total potential street value of over £400,000. 

Seizures have been made from an arriving passenger, postal parcels and in freight which have resulted in three house searches, four arrested persons, one charged and another three released on Customs bail pending further investigations. 

Jersey Customs and Immigration Service Senior Manager Luke Goddard said: “The recent multiple seizures made by our teams at the ports, which includes controlling postal and freight traffic, demonstrate the ability of this Service to prevent dangerous drugs from entering the Island. 

"Despite the resulting high workload from investigating these cases, which are still ongoing, we have been able to simultaneously deal with peak passenger numbers coming through the ports and not unduly delaying the travelling public.” 

Public Health Jersey has recently issued a reminder on MDMA safety which can be found here. 

Anyone with information on drug smuggling can report it anonymously via 0800 735 5555.

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