Islander David Whelan, who also had £40,020 in cash stashed in his loft, was given a three-and-half year custodial sentence yesterday.
UK residents Stuart Michael Robinson and Stephen James Grace, who travelled over from the UK in a hire car to transport the £80,000, were jailed for 21 months and two years respectively.
Outlining the Crown’s case, Advocate Matthew Maletroit said that the case stemmed from a surveillance operation conducted by the Customs and Immigration Service as part of an investigation into the suspected drug trafficking activities of Whelan and his associates.
That investigation led officers to follow Robinson and Grace when they arrived by ferry from Poole on 13 May.
Read the full report in Wednesday’s JEP.
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