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Two more arrests linked with £500k yacht drugs haul

Two more arrests linked with £500k yacht drugs haul

Friday 06 September 2019

Two more arrests linked with £500k yacht drugs haul

A man and a woman in their 50s have been arrested in connection with a 37-foot yacht found to be carrying £500,000 worth of drugs, which was intercepted in St. Catherine's Bay earlier this summer.

John Alexander Roy (54), an Australian national originally from Scotland, and Deborah Wolff (53), from Surrey, were arrested by Surrey Police on Wednesday and escorted to Jersey yesterday.

Mr Roy was charged with conspiracy to import controlled drugs, while Ms Wolff faces two counts of removal of criminal property.


Pictured: The case has been deemed serious enough to be dealt with in the Royal Court.

Both cases have been deemed serious enough to be dealt with in the Royal Court, with the pair next set to appear on 23 October for a plea and directions hearing.

"These arrest are directly linked to the arrests of three UK nationals and a Jersey resident in June when their yacht – carrying £500,000 of MDMA, cocaine and cannabis – was intercepted by a UK Border Force cutter in a planned operation in St Catherine’s Bay," a Police spokesperson explained.

They added that no further comments would be given while the investigation - entitled 'Operation Lion' - remains live.


Pictured: Four men are appearing in the Royal Court this morning in connection with the intercepted yacht.

Their indictments of Mr Roy and Ms Wolff came ahead of the appearances of four men in the Royal Court today in connection with the same drugs haul: Paul Brown (58), Daniel Riley (25), Colin Sait (44) and Nicholas Thurban (60), who have been charged with multiple counts related to the importation and supply of controlled drugs.

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