Three men charged in connection with conspiracy to import drugs -Falmouth, Cornwall

Three men have been charged with conspiracy to import class A drugs into the UK  as part of an investigation by officers from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) closely supported by law enforcement partners.

Edward Duggin, aged 33, of Norris Way, Buntingford, Hertfordshire; Thomas Snell, aged 30, of no fixed abode, and Justine Romaraog of Talfourd Way, Redhill, Surrey, were charged yesterday (15/10).

They were all charged with one count of section 1 (1) of the Criminal Law Act 1977, namely conspiracy to import a class A controlled drug, namely cocaine, and fraudulently evading the prohibition on importation imposed by section 3 (1) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

They appeared at Southampton Magistrates’ Court today (16/10) and were remanded to appear at Southampton Crown Court on 15 November.

They were arrested after a boat was intercepted shortly after 11am on Thursday (14/10). UK Border Force officers boarded the vessel off the coast of Falmouth. An investigation was launched by officers from SEROCU, who were also assisted by the National Crime Agency, Devon and Cornwall Police, SWROCU and Hampshire Constabulary.