Jail for courier who brought heroin and crack cocaine to Weymouth

JAILED: Carsu Aiken

JAILED: Carsu Aiken

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A MAN has been jailed after he was caught carrying £800 of heroin and crack cocaine to Weymouth.

Carsu Aiken, right, 25, of St Paul’s Road in Tottenham, London, admitted two counts of possessing a controlled Class A drug with intent.

Dorchester Crown Court heard Aiken was initially stopped by police on September 20, 2013 as he left Weymouth train station.

When taken to the police station officers were reportedly ‘concerned’ about some of Aiken’s behaviour because he was acting nervously and supplied a false name.

Prosecuting, Anita Gibson-Lee said that when Aiken removed his underwear for a search at the police station, a clingfilm wrapped package fell out.

She said this contained 60 individually-wrapped packages including 39 packs of heroin and 21 packs of crack cocaine.

The court was told these 60 packages had an estimated street value of £700-£800.

Ms Gibson-Lee said Aiken, who has previous convictions for possession of class B drugs, initially admitted he had ‘approximately 50’ packs of cocaine and heroin on his person but had claimed all the drugs were for his own use.

Ms Gibson-Lee said Aiken told police he was carrying such a large quantity because he was charged up to 50 per cent less for buying in bulk, and that Aiken had said: “It’s my birthday soon so I wanted to make sure I had some (drugs).”

In mitigation, Charles Gabb said Aiken admitted he was doing a favour for a friend by acting as a courier to transport the drug from London to Weymouth.

He said Aiken also admitted to keeping a small amount for his personal use as payment. Recorder Malcolm Gibney sentenced Aiken to 18 months’ imprisonment.

The time Aiken had already spent in custody was deducted from the length of the sentence.

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