Union Island Resident arrested in UK for smuggling drugs from St. Lucia

A Vincentian man has admitted attempting to smuggle around 2.4kg of cocaine into the country after being stopped at Gatwick Airport.
Border Force officers arrested the man after they discovered bags containing about £100,000 worth of the Class A drug had been sewn into the lining of a suit carrier.
Bastien Corris Steve Dember, 24, from Union Island in St Vincent and The Grenadines was arrested after he arrived at Gatwick on a flight from St Lucia on August 8.
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The cocaine was seized by Border Force officers-Photo Home Office

Dember appeared at Croydon Magistrates Court on August 9 and pleaded guilty to a charge of importing Class A drugs and was remanded in custody until September 12 when he will be sentenced at Croydon Crown Court.
Border Force South regional director, Sue Young, said: “Border Force officers play a crucial role in securing our borders against drug smuggling. In this case, their professionalism has meant that dangerous Class A drugs have been seized and will no longer end up in our communities where they can do so much harm.
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