Five men sentenced for importing drugs hidden in furniture – The Guardian

Posted September 15th, 2014 in drug trafficking, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Members of a criminal gang that operated across the UK and abroad have been jailed after the police seized £55m worth of drugs.’

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The Guardian, 12th September 2014

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Portsmouth docks cocaine smuggling gang jailed – BBC News

Posted September 1st, 2014 in abuse of position of trust, drug trafficking, news, sentencing, ships by sally

‘Ten people have been jailed for up to 20 years for attempting to smuggle millions of pounds worth of cocaine in crates of bananas and pineapples.’

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BBC News, 29th August 2014

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R (on the application of Sandiford) (Appellant) v The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Respondent) – Supreme Court

R (on the application of Sandiford) (Appellant) v The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Respondent) [2014] UKSC 44 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 16th July 2014

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Where does Lindsay Sandiford’s appeal leave the funding of lawyers abroad? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘The appellant is a British national who was convicted of drug trafficking offences in Indonesia and sentenced to death. She is currently awaiting execution in prison in Bali. The respondent claimed to have a strict “bright line” policy never to provide legal funding in criminal proceedings abroad, even where the death penalty may apply. The Supreme Court granted permission to appeal from the judgment of the Court of Appeal only on the issue of whether the respondent’s policy was irrational or incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 21st July 2014

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Tulisa Contostavlos trial collapses over Mazher Mahmood’s evidence – The Guardian

Posted July 22nd, 2014 in drug trafficking, evidence, media, news, trials, witnesses by sally

‘The trial of the singer and TV entertainer Tulisa Contostavlos over drugs allegations has dramatically collapsed after the judge ruled that the Sun investigative reporter whose evidence was central to the case had seemingly lied on oath.’

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The Guardian, 21st July 2014

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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; [2014] UKSC 44; [2014] WLR (D) 315

‘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, 16th july 2014

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Lindsay Sandiford case: Bali death row drugs trafficker review call – BBC News

‘The UK Supreme Court has called on the British government to review the case of a grandmother facing execution in Indonesia on drug charges.’

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BBC News, 16th July 2014

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Drug smuggler Lindsay Sandiford takes death penalty case to UK supreme court – The Guardian

‘A British grandmother facing execution by firing squad in Indonesia for drug smuggling has no funds to mount a legal challenge against her sentence, the UK’s highest court has been told.’

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The Guardian, 4th June 2014

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Palestinian asylum seeker to be deported for ‘appalling crime history’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 6th, 2014 in asylum, deportation, drug trafficking, news, recidivists by tracey

‘A convicted Palestinian drug dealer is finally being thrown out of Britain after using the Human Rights Act to remain in the UK for an eight-year crime spree.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th May 2014

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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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