Jersey drug seizures double at post office

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Drug seizures at Jersey's Post Office doubled last year compared with 2011 figures, according to customs.

Michael Robinson, head of Customs and Immigration, said he was worried about new types of man-made drugs coming into the island through the post.

A new report shows Customs officers made 184 drug seizures in Jersey last year.

Almost three quarters of them were at the Post Office.

Mr Robinson said most of the drugs seized at the post office were man-made drugs bought online.

He said: "The one we counted most during seizures at the post office was a drug called methodrone, previously there had been information about legal highs and these are the legal highs that are now illegal.

"We had a number of seizures and these were people ordering these drugs over the the internet."

He said that had contributed to an overall 63% rise in the number of drugs seizures between 2011 and 2012.

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