£10 million drugs importation case: Man pleads guilty

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A MAN has pleaded guilty to trying to import £10 million worth of heroin into Jersey.

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Alexander Daniel Cullen (29) was caught as he drove off the Condor Liberation following a crossing from Poole on 7 September.

He was stopped by Customs officers who, after inspecting his vehicle, found 10kg of heroin hidden within the car’s fuel tank.

It is the largest single haul of drugs the Island has ever seen.

During a Royal Court hearing on Friday, Cullen, wearing a black Gucci T-shirt, blue jeans and black bomber jacket, pleaded guilty to a single charge of importing a controlled drug.

The defendant, who is originally from Liverpool, is due to be sentenced before the Royal Court’s Superior Number – which only convenes for the most serious offences – on 17 December.

He was represented by Advocate Sarah Dale, who made no application for bail.

Lieutenant-Bailiff Anthony Olsen was presiding.

Jurats Jerry Ramsden and Kim Averty were also sitting.

Ed Taylor

By Ed Taylor

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