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Royal Court to hear £500k drugs case

Royal Court to hear £500k drugs case

Monday 12 August 2019

Royal Court to hear £500k drugs case


Four men accused of smuggling £500,000 of cannabis, MDMA and cocaine into Jersey on a 37-foot yacht have had their case committed to the Royal Court.

One Jersey man, Daniel Riley (25), and three UK residents, Nicholas Thurban (60), Paul Brown (57) and Colin Sait (44), this morning appeared in the Magistrate’s Court by video link from HMP La Moye.

During the hearing, the presiding Assistant Magistrate Peter Harris declined jurisdiction and the case was formally sent to the Royal Court to be dealt with.

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Pictured: The case was sent from the Magistrate's to the Royal Court.

Mr Riley was represented by Advocate Sarah Dale, Mr Sait and Mr Brown were represented by Advocate Alana Binnie – the latter on behalf of Advocate Christopher Austin – and Mr Thurban by Advocate Francesca Pinel. 

No bail applications were made and Assistant Magistrate Peter Harris informed each of the men that they will be informed of their Court date in due course. 

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Pictured: The yacht was intercepted following a multi-authority operation.

Pictured top: The yacht intercepted by the UK Border Force in St. Catherine's Bay.

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