Guernsey

Guernsey chef jailed for cannabis import bid

Jonathan Zerbib
Image caption Jonathan Zerbib admitted bringing 195g (7oz) of cannabis resin on a ferry from St Malo

A French chef working in Guernsey has been jailed for two years for importing cannabis worth nearly £6,000 into the island.

Jonathan Zerbib, 23, from Saint-Germain-de-la-Grange, admitted bringing 195g (7oz) of cannabis resin on a ferry from St Malo.

His car was searched after he admitted exceeding the duty-free allowance on cigarettes and alcohol.

Royal Court Judge Russell Finch recommended deportation on release.

He said what was "hardly a sophisticated operation" was "motivated by profit" and Zerbib must pay the price.

Judge Finch said he had abused the hospitality of the jurisdiction, but reduced the sentence from three-and-a-half years due to his guilty plea and previous good character.

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