Cocaine smuggler jailed

A man from Kent's been jailed for smuggling cocaine

Cocaine smuggler jailed

David Perry Credit: Kent Police

A man from Ashford's been jailed for 6 years after pleading guilty to cocaine smuggling.

Canterbury Crown Court heard Border Force officers stopped a Dutch-registered lorry and questioned the driver, David Perry, at the Channel Tunnel in France.

They found 5 kilos of cocaine in the vehicle.

The drugs had a wholesale value of £200,000, with an estimate street value in excess of £500,000. Perry was arrested and pleaded guilty at a hearing at Canterbury Crown Court and was sentenced there on Monday 11 March.