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Jail for cruise ship drugs smuggler

Dealer used cruise as cover Credit: National Crime Agency
Drugs found in suitcases Credit: National Crime Agency

A drug dealer from Dunstable who used a Caribbean cruise as cover for smuggling more than two hundred thousand pounds worth of cocaine into the country has been jailed for nine-and-a-half years.

55-year-old Kevin Enright, from Milton Way, had collected the drugs while in St Lucia, but Border Force Officers intercepted him when he docked at Southampton. He had two suitcases with false linings hiding around three kilograms of cocaine.

"Our investigation involved liaison with law enforcement partners in the Caribbean, and through that, we were able to prove that Enright's story was made up. It became clear that he had contacts with others involved in drug trafficking on both sides of the Atlantic. Cocaine fuels violence and exploitation on our streets, and Enright's role was a crucial one in a long criminal chain. That is reflected in the sentence he received."

– Bob Holness, NCA senior officer

Millions watch video warning of drug dangers after woman dies

Amy Vigus, 20, from Colchester died after taking ecstasy. Credit: Family photograph

The family of a woman from Colchester who died after taking ecstasy have released a video on social media warning against the dangers of taking drugs.

They described 20-year-old Amy Vigus as having a big heart and a caring nature. They say she took the drugs in a "moment of madness".

Her parents gave her CPR and she died at Colchester hospital on Monday.

Amy's family have posted a video on Facebook warning of the dangers of taking drugs which has been viewed more than two million times.

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Cambridgeshire men spared jail despite being caught with cannabis worth £50,000

A cannabis plant. Credit: Press Association Images.

Two men from Cambridgeshire caught with £50,000 worth of cannabis have escaped jail.

Jack Ross, 19, of Creek Road in March, and 23-year-old Harry Ardron, 23, of Belsize Avenue in Peterborough, pleaded guilty to drugs offences at Huntingdon Crown Court on Tuesday May 9.

The court heard how the pair were seen leaving a property in Creek Road on June 21 last year with a large bag. They were stopped by police who found 6kg of cannabis with a street value of up to £48,000.

A search of Ross' home uncovered 10 plants with a street value of up to £6,900.

Ross pleaded guilty to possession of a class B drug with intent to supply and producing a Class B drug. He was sentenced to 12 months suspended for two years. He will also undertake 200 hours of unpaid work.

Ardron pleaded guilty to possession of a class B drug and received a 10-month sentence suspended for two years and 250 hours of unpaid work.

Man arrested after cannabis plants found in Essex

Police in Essex have arrested a man after cannabis plants were found near Braintree. Credit: Essex Police

Police in Essex have arrested a man after cannabis plants were found near Braintree.

A 54-year-old man has been released on police bail after officers executed of a drugs warrant on The Street in Stisted.

Officers found 22 mature plants and nine younger cannabis plants within outbuildings at the address when they attended just after 9am on Monday 4 April.

Officers found 22 mature plants and nine younger cannabis plants in outbuildings at Stisted, Essex. Credit: Essex Police
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