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Alejandra secures lengthy custodial sentence

News 15th July 2020
Alejandra Llorente Tascon

Alejandra Llorente Tascon, acting on behalf of the Prosecution, secured a custodial sentence of 6 years, after the defendant, Narcis-Bogdan Stoica, 29, from Neamt County, Romania attempted to import 15 kilos of Class A drugs with a  street value of an estimated £1.2 million.

The National Crime Agency began investigating the Defendant after Border Force officials stopped him passing through the Channel Tunnel terminal at Coquelles on 17 April. A search of the van he was driving revealed two purpose built concealments for the drugs behind the door step cover material on both the passenger and drivers side. When questioned, he told Border Force Officers that he was running a fruit and vegetable business.

Alejandra was instructed by the CPS and NCA. For further information on the case as reported by the National Crime Agency please click here.
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