Drug smuggler's Mercedes up for sale after being seized

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A MERCEDES-Benz car which was seized by Customs officials when it was used to smuggle drugs into Jersey last year could be put up for auction.

Jersey's Customs and Immigration Service has been authorised to dispose of the E-Class model vehicle, which usually costs at least £30,000 when new, and it is likely to be sold to raise funds for the department.

Andrew Hunt, an assistant director at Customs, said that any vehicles used to import illegal substances into Jersey could be seized and disposed of at their discretion.

He added: 'The car was used for smuggling and it is of some value, so the decision has been taken for it to be seized, and in all likelihood it will be sold at auction, probably at Glencoe.'

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