Marwaha v UK Border Revenue Agency (Cash And Compensation Team)

Drugs – Importation. On the correct interpretation of the statutory definition of 'poppy straw', two consignments imported by the appellant had not comprised poppy straw because the poppies had not been mown and so they had not been parts of the poppy after mowing. The Administrative Court, in allowing the appellant's appeal by way of case stated, held that they had been harvested or picked with care in a way that preserved those heads for use for ornamental or decorative purposes, including floristry.

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