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Customs swoop finds 'Olympic' Ecstasy haul in car boot

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THOUSANDS of Ecstasy tablets bearing the Olympic Rings logo, with a local street value of up to £38,810, were found in the boot of a car stopped by Customs.

THOUSANDS of Ecstasy tablets bearing the Olympic Rings logo, with a local street value of up to £38,810, were found in the boot of a car stopped by Customs.

Officers conducting observations in Route Isabelle, St Peter Port, on 21 March last year saw Thomas Walsh, now 24, place a dark object in the boot of a blue Peugeot 206 before driving off.

They stopped the vehicle and found two grams of cannabis resin in Walsh's jacket pocket. He claimed to have lent the jacket to a friend the night before.

A bag containing between 1,762 and 1,940 MDMA tablets, known as Ecstasy, was also found in the car. Walsh said he thought it belonged to someone he had given a lift to the airport 'the other day'.

In the Royal Court, Walsh, pictured, who was working as a barman and living with his mother and stepfather at the time of his arrest, admitted counts of possessing the class A drug Ecstasy with intent to supply, and possessing cannabis resin, a class B substance.

He was sentenced to six years in prison for the class A drugs offence and 14 days concurrent for the cannabis. Confiscation, forfeiture and destruction of the drugs were also ordered.

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