1. ITV Report

Men jailed for drug smuggling

13 kilos of heroin seized by Border Agency staff Photo: UK Border Agency

Jeffery Green, 53, of Newark Street, Wigan, was stopped when he arrived at Dover in June 2011. A detector dog searched his car and found approx 13 kilos of heroin. Green was arrested for the attempted importation and pleaded guilty as well as to a second charge of conspiracy to import the drugs.

Drug smuggler Jeffery Green, 53, of Newark Street, Wigan Credit: UK Border Agency

Paul Gleeson, 52, St Matthews Close, Wigan, had bought the car Green was driving. He also pleaded guilty to the importation at Canterbury Crown Court.

Paul Gleeson, 52, St Matthews Close, Wigan Credit: UK Border Agency

Green and Gleeson were each sentenced to seven years jail.

The sentence handed down today should act as a warning to those who attempt to smuggle illegal drugs into this country.

– Malcolm Bragg, UK Border Agency