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
"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.