Chauffeur jailed for smuggling drugs

A Chauffeur has been jailed for eight years after trying to smuggle drugs worth £300,000 through the Channel Tunnel using beer cans.

Stephen Leon, 49, from Chislehurst, Kent, was stopped by Border Agency officials in Coquelles, France in July 2010.

He said he had been to France and Belgium looking at churches and had stopped in Calais to pick up some beer. But when officers searched his car they found eight cases of beer in the boot which when x-rayed were found to contain orange tablets.

In total, staff found 15 kilos of the drug 2C-B which is a class A drug similar in effect to ecstasy and LSD. Leon denied a charge of drug smuggling but was found guilty by a jury at Canterbury Crown Court yesterday and sentenced the same day.

Source: Kent Online

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