Dalton drug smuggler jailed
Last updated at 08:47, Wednesday, 09 January 2013
A DALTON woman has been sentenced to four years' jail at Canterbury Crown Court after pleading guilty to heroin smuggling.
Border Force officers stopped and questioned Naomi Thriepland, of Ann Street, on December 5, 2011 at the Channel Tunnel entrance at Coquelles, France.
She said she had been in France to spend a few days at Disneyland Paris.
But officers searched the Mercedes car she was driving and found approximately 3.4 kilograms of heroin in the hood compartment of the vehicle’s boot.
The drugs had an estimated street value of up to £172,000.
Malcolm Bragg, from Border Force said: “Drug trafficking is a serious offence and those convicted will face prison sentences. Our message to those who would consider it is that it’s just not worth it.
“Border Force officers will continue to work diligently to keep our border secure and to make life as tough as possible for those who seek to profit from this evil trade.”
Thriepland was bailed while investigations by Border Force officers based at Dover were carried out.
On Monday, the 25-year-old was sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to the charge during an appearance at Canterbury Crown Court on October 22.
- Full story in tonight's Evening Mail
First published at 10:04, Tuesday, 08 January 2013
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
- Ulverston gala event provides fitting end to Cumbria music festival
- Number of recorded rapes up by more than half in Cumbria
- Five parents faced ‘home alone’ probe in Cumbria
- Cumbria victim attacked as she breastfed baby
- Big swing would be required for red seat to change colour
- Curbing violence is key aim at Cumbria prison
- Otter found in Cumbria puddle is now doing swimmingly
- Police scour CCTV footage in bid to find Barrow assault suspect
- Barrow man smashed girlfriend’s car while fleeing police
- Alert over door-to-door fish sales in Cumbria (1 comment)
- Edgy Barrow AFC draw a blank against Bradford Park Avenue (3 comments)
- Walney Central move to top of table after home win
- Barrow boxer Liam has to settle for a draw
- Late goal sees Kirkby United book place in trophy final
- Edgy Barrow AFC draw a blank against gutsy Bradford
- Edmo urges Barrow AFC fans to raise the volume (1 comment)
- Loan ace in line to earn permanent Barrow AFC switch
- Casson confident over Barrow AFC title bid
- Wilson hails Barrow AFC squad strength
- Barrow AFC boss facing selection headaches
Visit our websites for...
Great Daffodil appeal 2015
Homes and gardens 21
Power to switch
Walk to remember
Choosing a secondary school
To save our contact details direct to your smartphone simply scan this QR code
|Evening Mail Going Out|