Guernsey

Southampton man jailed after Guernsey drug run with son

A man from Southampton has been jailed after involving his 11-year-old son in smuggling cannabis into Guernsey.

The 46-year-old was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison after pleading guilty to the offence when he appeared in the Royal Court on Monday.

He was found to be carrying three bars of cannabis resin in his underwear when stopped by customs officers in July.

His son was searched and found to be carrying a further package in his clothing.

Judge Russell Finch said the sentence reflected the fact that the father had involved his young son in drug trafficking.

The court heard that the drugs would have had a street value of between £24,000 and £30,000.

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