Guernsey court jails two men over parcel of drugs

Two men have been jailed for importing Class C drug diazepam into Guernsey through the post.

Ian Matthew Vaudin, 36, and Mark Brian Le Gallez, 28, were sentenced at the Guernsey Royal Court on Monday. They pleaded guilty to the importation.

Both men were sentenced to two years and three months in prison.

The total quantity of diazepam would have had a potential local resale value of between £1,003 and £3,009.

On 7 August 2013 a drug detector dog took an interest in a recorded delivery postal packet, which was found to contain a freezer bag with 1,003 diazepam tablets inside.

The packet was addressed to Vaudin, who was arrested when he arrived to collect it from the Post Office later that day.

Investigations revealed the importation was a joint venture by Vaudin and Le Gallez.

Summing up, Judge Russell Finch said the importation was a substantial one and it was clear the men knew what they were doing.

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