Ecstasy smuggler with 69 convictions spared prison

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Image caption Ecstasy is a class A illegal drug in Jersey

A 20-year-old islander caught smuggling ecstasy through the post has been spared a prison sentence at Jersey Royal Court.

Daniel Riley, originally from Liverpool, has 69 previous convictions, including six for drugs offences.

He admitted trying to smuggle 50 ecstasy tablets worth £750 into Jersey through the post.

Riley was ordered to carry out 240-hours community service and remain on probation for nine months.

In July, customs officers watched him check a communal mailbox at flats in La Pouquelaye for several days before they intercepted the drugs.

Riley, a student, told the court he was now trying to turn his life around.

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