Man jailed for trying to import drugs from China

A man who tried to import drugs from China has been jailed for two years.

Monday, 27th June 2016, 4:53 pm
Updated Monday, 27th June 2016, 5:58 pm
John Burke

John Burke was arrested in November when Border Force officers intercepted a parcel at East Midlands Airport which was addressed to him, finding it to contain white powder.

It was analysed and found to contain cathinone derivative, a class B drug.

Burke, 42, of Mill Acre Close, Ilkeston was sentenced to 21 months for fraudulently evading duty and three months for breaching a suspended sentence previously imposed for possessing drugs with intent to supply in 2013.

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No separate penalty was imposed for possessing cathinone derivative.

He was sentenced at Derby Crown Court on Friday, June 10, following guilty pleas.