A Surrey man has been jailed for five years after admitting heroin smuggling into Dover.
Brendan Conrad, 40, was stopped by border officials at Dover’s Eastern Docks after he arrived on a ferry from Calais in a British-registered Audi.
They found drugs weighing approximately one and half kilos and with an estimated street value of £80,000 concealed in a side panel of the car boot.
Malcolm Bragg, from Border Force said: “Drug trafficking is a serious offence and those convicted will face prison sentences. Our message to those who would consider it is that it’s just not worth it.
“Border Force officers will continue to work diligently to keep our border secure and to make life as tough as possible for those who seek to profit from this evil trade.”