Attorney General's Reference (No 08/2015);

Sentence – Imprisonment. The offender was stopped by Revenue and Customs officers on entering the United Kingdom and found to have cocaine and heroin with an estimated street value of just under £11.5m. He was subsequently found to have made five similar trips on previous occasions. He was convicted of four counts of importation of Class A drugs. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, held that his sentence of eight years' imprisonment had been unduly lenient in circumstances where the offender had played a significant rather than a lesser role in the importation. His sentence was quashed and substituted for one of 16 years' imprisonment.

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