Teen drugs smuggler wanted to 'double his money' in Jersey

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A TEENAGER who smuggled £20,000 worth of heroin and crack cocaine into Jersey in an attempt to double the money he would have got selling the drugs in the UK has been jailed.

Craig Heenan Finnikin (18) imported four packages of the class A drugs into the Island internally on 18 October last year while using the alias John J Johnson.

The then 17-year-old, who had travelled to Jersey from Poole, was stopped by Customs officers at the Harbour minutes after he arrived and Finnikin, from Greenwich, London, told officers he was visiting his aunt and his cousin, but that he had no way of contacting them or any details about their address.

When officers found other travel documents showing his real name, Finnikin said he had used the alias because he thought he would have been stopped from travelling due to a previous drugs conviction.

The defendant then admitted he was carrying heroin and crack cocaine internally and was this week jailed for five years, after he explained to officers that he had brought the 16.6g of heroin and 7.1g of crack cocaine into Jersey in order to pay off a drugs debt to a Somalian cannabis dealer in the UK.

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