Man jailed for smuggling cocaine in his trousers – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 23rd, 2014 in drug trafficking, news, sentencing by sally

‘A Hungarian national has been jailed for five years after Gatwick’s Border Force officers found £100,000 worth of cocaine in his trousers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd April 2014

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Home Secretary speech at National Crime Agency leadership event – Home Office

‘Speech given by Home Secretary Theresa May on 17 March 2014 at National Crime Agency leadership event.’

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Home Office, 18th March 2014

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England-wide heroin and crack cocaine drugs gang jailed – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2014 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Nine people have been sent to prison for conspiracy to supply Class A drugs across England.’

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BBC News, 7th February 2014

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Warwickshire and Spain drug gang jailed – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2014 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, news, sentencing by sally

‘Seven members of a nine-strong drug smuggling gang have been jailed for between eight and three years each.’

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BBC News, 18th January 2014

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Foreign drug dealer wins human rights case – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 8th, 2014 in ASBOs, deportation, drug trafficking, human rights, immigration, news by sally

‘A Jamaican man who commuted to London every day to sell crack on a council estate has used human rights laws to stop a deportation order.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th January 2014

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Drug courier jailed for supplying heroin to grandmother who hid stash amongst Cornish pasties – The Independent

Posted December 9th, 2013 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, news, sentencing by sally

‘A drug courier who supplied a grandmother with heroin which she hid among her supply of Cornish pasties has been jailed for three years.’

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The Independent, 7th December 2013

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Drug dealer Rico Walker jailed for 16 years – BBC News

Posted December 2nd, 2013 in drug trafficking, news, sentencing by sally

‘A drug dealer who supplied heroin with a street value of £20m over a two-year period has been jailed for 16 years.’

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BBC News, 29th November 2013

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Herbie Hide jailed for conspiracy to supply cocaine – BBC News

Posted December 2nd, 2013 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, news, sentencing by sally

‘Former world champion boxer Herbie Hide has been jailed for 22 months after admitting selling cocaine.’

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BBC News, 29th November 2013

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UK drug baron Curtis Warren ordered to pay £198m or face further 10 years in jail – The Independent

Posted November 6th, 2013 in assets recovery, confiscation, drug trafficking, news, sentencing by sally

“Curtis Warren, one of Britain’s most notorious drug smugglers, has been ordered to pay £198 million proceeds of his global empire or remain in prison for another 10 years.”

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The Independent, 5th November 2013

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Jama v Senior Public Prosecutor, Gera, Germany – WLR Daily

Posted November 4th, 2013 in drug trafficking, EC law, extradition, law reports, warrants by sally

Jama v Senior Public Prosecutor, Gera, Germany [2013] EWHC 3276 (Admin); [2013] WLR (D) 415

“Trafficking khat, which was an offence under German law, was capable of amounting to a framework list offence of ‘illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances’ pursuant to section 64(2) of the Extradition Act 2003 and article 2(2) of Council Framework Decision 2002/583/JHA of 13 June 2002 on the European arrest warrant and the surrender procedures between member states (‘the Framework Decision’), even though khat was not a narcotic drug or psychotropic substance prohibited by the United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances 1988 (‘the 1988 Convention’).”

WLR Daily, 31st October 2013

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Drug baron told to pay £185m – or face a further 10 years in jail – The Guardian

Posted October 21st, 2013 in assets recovery, drug offences, drug trafficking, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“One of Britain’s most notorious drug smugglers has been told to pay £185m – or face another 10 years in jail. Curtis Warren, the only drug dealer to make it on to the Sunday Times Rich List, faces trial this week in Jersey where he was jailed in 2007 over a £1m cannabis-smuggling plot.”

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The Guardian, 20th October 2013

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Q&A: National Crime Agency – BBC News

“The UK has launched a new National Crime Agency. What is it and what does it do?”

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BBC News, 6th October 2013

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Notorious drugs baron Curtis Warren freed – but faces ban on using phone boxes – The Independent

Posted October 7th, 2013 in assets recovery, drug trafficking, homicide, news by sally

“One of Britain’s most notorious drugs barons could be banned from using phone boxes as part of restrictions to prevent the relaunch of his multimillion-pound international smuggling operations on his release.”

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The Independent, 4th October 2013

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Regina (Gibson) v Secretary of State for Justice – WLR Daily

Regina (Gibson) v Secretary of State for Justice: [2013] EWHC 2481 (Admin);   [2013] WLR (D)  344

“Where the Crown Court fixed a term of imprisonment in default of a sum recoverable under a confiscation order the words ‘at the time the period of detention was imposed’ in section 79(2) of the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 meant the time when the default term was activated by the magistrates’ court, not the time when it was fixed by the Crown Court, for the purposes of calculating a reduction in the term of imprisonment.”

WLR Daily, 4th September 2013

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Is complicity with the death penalty illegal? – UK Human Rights Blog

“In a previous blog post on these pages, the case of Lindsay Sandiford was examined. Sandiford – a British citizen facing the death penalty in Indonesia – had asked the UK Government for funding to help her appeal, but was refused financial help. The Court of Appeal ruled in favour of the Government, stating that the decision to provide legal aid to a British citizen abroad is a discretionary matter for the executive.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 17th July 2013

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Liverpool crime matriarch and two sons jailed over conspiracy to import drugs – The Guardian

Posted June 17th, 2013 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, money laundering, news, sentencing by sally

“Key members of one of Merseyside’s most notorious crime families are behind bars after admitting to running a multi-million pound drug smuggling and money-laundering racket.”

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The Guardian, 14th June 2013

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Drug-dealing great-grandmother Diane Gibson jailed – BBC News

Posted June 11th, 2013 in drug trafficking, news, sentencing by tracey

“A drug-dealing great-grandmother, who had been on the run for 12 years, has been jailed for more than four years.”

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BBC News, 10th June 2013

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Regina (Sandiford) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs – WLR Daily

Regina (Sandiford) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs [2013] EWCA Civ 581; [2013] WLR (D) 201

“The policy of the Foreign Secretary to refuse to provide funding for legal representation to United Kingdom nationals who were facing the death penalty abroad was lawful.”

WLR Daily, 22nd May 2013

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Action to tackle drug cutting agents – Home Office

Posted May 28th, 2013 in consultations, crime prevention, drug trafficking, enforcement, news by sally

A consultation was launched today on whether powers to seize substances used by criminals to mix with illegal drugs and maximise their profits should be strengthened.

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Home Office, 28th May 2013

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Briton Lindsay Sandiford challenges government refusal to fund appeal against Bali drug smuggling death sentence – The Independent

“Lawyers for British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford today launched an urgent new legal challenge over a UK Government refusal to fund her appeal against a death sentence imposed by an Indonesian court after she was found guilty of drug smuggling.”

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The Independent, 22nd April 2013

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