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Man jailed for three years after selling ecstasy

Valentino Aghssa has been jailed for three years for selling ecstasy in a Maidstone Credit: Kent Police

A man who sold drugs at a bar in Maidstone has been sent to prison.

Valentino Aghssa, who is 30-years-old, was sentenced to three years and three months in jail for possessing ecstasy with intent to supply.

He was searched at the Source Bar in Maidstone on 20th July 2013 after another man who had been detained for a drugs search pointed him out as the man who had sold him drugs.

He was arrested at the bar after a total of 25 pills and £380 were seized from him.

The pills were found to have a street value of £250.

Drug sentence: Border Force statement

Malcolm Bragg, from Border Force, said:

“Drug trafficking is a serious offence and those convicted will face prison sentences.

"The message to anyone tempted to get involved is clear. We will catch you and you will pay with your liberty.

“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.”


Man jailed for drug smuggling

A man has jailed for five years for attempting to smuggle ecstasy through Dover's Eastern Docks.

Fabien Decodts, aged, 38 from Tower Hamlets, London admitted attempting to smuggle approximately 14 kilos of the drug.

The court heard that Border Force officers at Dover’s Eastern Docks stopped a British–registered Mini driven by Decodts on 18 November 2012 after he arrived on a ferry from Calais.

After questioning Decodts officers searched the car and found eight packages hidden in the rear quarter panels.

Four of the packages contained green tablets and the other four a brown crystal substance both of which tested positive to a field test for MDMA.

Decodts was arrested and charged with the importation of the class A drug.