Ketamine smuggling attempt sees Southampton men jailed

Dean Lamb and Peter Fox
Image caption Lamb (left) was found to have 874g of ketamine hidden in his underwear

Two men from Southampton have been jailed for trying to smuggle the class C drug ketamine into Guernsey.

Dean Lamb and Peter Fox were found with drugs with a street value of more than £70,000 when they were stopped by Guernsey Border Agency officers.

The men arrived as foot passengers on a ferry from Weymouth on 21 February.

Lamb, who concealed 874g of the drug between two pairs of underpants, was sentenced to five-and-a half years in prison while Fox was given six years.

A further sentence of seven days was imposed on Lamb for the importation of a personal amount of cannabis resin.

Two small pieces of the drug were found in his jacket pocket.

The amount of ketamine recovered was estimated by the agency to have a local resale value of between £70,762 and £75,480.

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