New Psychoactive Substances seized

Almost 3 kilos of NPS’ seized in operations by Jersey Police and Customs and Immigration.

In the last two weeks almost three kilos of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS’) have been seized by officers from Jersey Police and the Customs and Immigration Service.

The seizures, of ethylphenidate (now a Class B drug) and mephedrone (now Class B), came with an estimated street value of £180k.

Both agencies are focused on restricting the importation of these dangerous substances and working together to stop them being brought into the island.

In the first case two men were charged with intent to supply controlled drugs following an intelligence-led operation by the States of Jersey Police.

Just before 1pm on Thursday, April 17th, two men, aged 21 and 32, were arrested in the Grand Vaux area of St Helier.

Both were subsequently charged with possession with intent to supply, and the case is currently going through the court system.

In the second case, Customs and Immigration Officers executed a warrant at an address in St Clement and recovered approximately two kilos of mephedrone, with a street value of £120,000.

A 24-year-old man was arrested at the address and has since been charged with possession with intent to supply. A second man, 25,was arrested on Friday, April 25th, but has been released pending further enquiries.

Mark Cockerham, Director of Law Enforcement at the Customs and Immigration Service, said: “These are significant seizures, particularly considering the harm that is being caused in Jersey by New Psychoactive Substances. The seizures were as a direct result of working jointly with the States of Jersey Police and we will all continue to target those who are involved in the importation and distribution of these very dangerous substances.”

Inspector Craig Jackson, from the States of Jersey Police’s Force Intelligence Bureau, said: “The targeting of those who are supplying NPS’ is a priority for all law enforcement agencies in the island. As a community we have seen the damage they can do and we would say to anyone thinking of taking any substance of this nature to refrain, you have no idea what is in it and no idea what damage it will do to you.”

If you have any information about those supplying these drugs call the States of Jersey Police on 612612, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or Customs Immigration Freephone on 0800 735 5555.


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