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Drug seizures by customs (FOI)

Drug seizures by customs (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 26 September 2019.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


How many drug seizures were made in 2017, 2018 and so far during 2019 by customs officers in Jersey?

For the three years could you specify where the seizures have taken place, eg, airport, ferry port, other vessels.

What was the value of the drugs seized? Can I get a total for 2017, total for 2018, and a figure so far for 2019?

What was the top drugs seizure for each of the three years, eg the largest amount of drugs and highest value for each of the three years? Could you specify where the seizure was, eg ferry port, airport


As per the above request, the figures provided relate to seizures by Customs officers, including joint operations with States of Jersey Police (SoJP).

Other drug seizures are made solely by SoJP. These figures are not included.

Value of Drugs seized by the Customs and Immigration Service (including joint seizures with States of Jersey Police)



​2019 (provisional figures to 30 June 2019)

​Value of Drugs Seized

​£3,013,394​£2,146,057  ​£1,751,492

​Largest single seizure per value

​64.4 kg cannabis resin at Harbour

Total value £1,155,000

​1kg cocaine (£100,000),

9853 ecstasy tablets (£245,000),

50 kg cannabis resin (£995,000) at Harbour

Total value £1,340,000

​968 grams cocaine (£145,000)

255 ecstasy tablets (£6,000)

3990 grams ecstasy (£240,000)

4.7 kg cannabis resin (£94,000) Seized from yacht

Total value £485,000


Number of seizures per location  




​Airport ​2121​8​
​Harbours ​2931​​18
​Post Office​7294​54​
​Other ​1833​8​


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