Grandmother jailed for smuggling cocaine worth £1m into UK – The Guardian

Posted October 6th, 2008 in drug trafficking, news, sentencing by sally

“A grandmother who smuggled cocaine worth £1m into the UK in her mobility vehicle was today jailed along with her daughter for 13 years.”

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The Guardian, 6th October 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Gibson v Revenue and Customs Prosecution Office – Times Law Reports

Gibson v Revenue and Customs Prosecution Office

Court of Appeal

“When a confiscation order was made against a convicted drug dealer, his wife was entitled to keep her 50 per cent interest in the matrimonial home, despite a finding in the confiscation proceedings that she had guilty knowledge of the source of her husband’s wealth. The court had no power to supplement the provisions of the Drug Trafficking Act 1994 so as to bring her share of the equity in the matrimonial home within the order.”

The Times, 14th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Gibson v Revenue and Customs Prosecution Office – WLR Daily

Posted June 16th, 2008 in confiscation, drug trafficking, law reports, married persons by sally

Gibson v Revenue and Customs Prosecution Office [2008] EWCA Civ 645; [2008] WLR (D) 189

“The wife of a convicted drug dealer was entitled to keep her interest in the matrimonial home despite a finding in confiscation proceedings that she had guilty knowledge of the source of her husband’s wealth. The Drug Trafficking Act 1994 did not give the court power to bring her share of the equity in the matrimonial home within the confiscation order, since the assets were hers without any court order in her favour.”

WLR Daily, 12th June 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Revealed: how drugs trade took hold of British prisons – The Guardian

Posted June 9th, 2008 in drug trafficking, news, prisons by sally

“The government says it’s under control but a devastating new report reveals that a sophisticated new drugs trade is flooding British prisons with record levels of cocaine, cannabis and even heroin. In many cases it’s aided and abetted by corrupt prison guards. Jamie Doward reports.”

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The Guardian, 8th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Major UK drug gang jailed – The Independent

Posted May 23rd, 2008 in drug trafficking, news, sentencing by sally

“Five drug dealers, who pocketed millions flooding the country with amphetamines, cannabis, cocaine and ecstasy, were jailed for up to 14 years each today.”

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The Independent, 23rd May 2008

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R v Green – WLR Daily

Posted May 19th, 2008 in confiscation, drug trafficking, law reports, proceeds of crime by sally

R v Green [2008] UKHL 30; [2008] WLR (D) 152

The Drug Trafficking Act 1994 fell to be construed without regard to legislation in other countries which had chosen to give effect to common international obligations in a different way.”

WLR Daily, 16th May 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Drugs sisters jailed for 39 years – BBC News

Posted March 28th, 2008 in drug trafficking, news, sentencing by sally

“Two sisters have been jailed for 39 years between them for attempting to smuggle heroin worth more than £5m into the UK through an Essex port.”

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BBC News, 28th March 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Drug delivery grandmother jailed – BBC News

Posted March 28th, 2008 in drug trafficking, news, sentencing by sally

“A grandmother from Cornwall who delivered drugs in Plymouth and Truro has been jailed for six months after being caught with 10 kilos of cannabis.”

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BBC News, 27th March 2008

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Tougher measures for drug dealers – BBC News

Posted February 27th, 2008 in confiscation, drug trafficking, news, proceeds of crime by sally

“Suspected drug dealers’ assets could be seized on arrest, rather than charge, under ministers’ new drugs strategy.”

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BBC News, 27th February 2008

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Drug dealers to have assets seized on arrest – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 25th, 2008 in confiscation, drug trafficking, news, proceeds of crime by sally

“Police will be able to seize high-value assets from suspected drug dealers as soon as they are arrested under plans to be unveiled this week by Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th February 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Detection system criticised after ‘drug mule’ death – The Guardian

Posted December 10th, 2007 in drug trafficking, news by sally

“The effectiveness of equipment and procedures designed to catch “drug mules” has been called into question following the case of a woman who died when bags of smuggled cocaine burst inside her body hours after hi-tech screening failed to pick up that she was carrying drugs.”

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The Guardian, 10th December 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ghanaian court finds British girls guilty of drug smuggling – The Guardian

Posted November 22nd, 2007 in drug trafficking, Ghana, news, young offenders by sally

“Two 16-year-old schoolgirls from north London are waiting to hear how long they must spend behind bars after being convicted in Ghana yesterday of attempting to smuggle cocaine worth £300,000 to Britain.”

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2007

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Britain’s illegal drugs trade worth £8bn a year – The Independent

Posted November 21st, 2007 in drug trafficking, news by sally

“Britain’s illegal drugs trade is worth up to £8bn a year, a Home Office report has revealed.”

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The Independent, 21st November 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Tougher prison sentences ‘have little impact on the flow of drugs’ – The Guardian

Posted April 19th, 2007 in drug trafficking, news, sentencing by sally

“The courts are handing out three times as much prison time for drug offences as a decade ago but such ‘get tough’ sentencing has done little to stem the flow of drugs on to the streets, where prices continue to fall, according to a study.”

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The Guardian, 19th April 2007

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Brain-damaged man faces death for drug smuggling – The Independent

Posted April 5th, 2007 in death penalty, drug trafficking, news by sally

“A naturalised Briton who suffered brain damage in the Vietnam War will be shot by firing squad unless Tony Blair intervenes in his appeal, according to lawyers representing him. ”

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The Independent, 5th April 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk