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Drug sentencing right, say courts and police

Bring drugs to the Isle of Man, and you can expect a stiff jail term.

 

It’s a message usually promoted by police, but last week a court reaffirmed our tough sentencing policy when it said a cocaine supplier’s sentence wasn’t too harsh simply because he’d have served less time in the UK.

 

After a lengthy deliberation and review of Isle of Man sentences, the court dismissed Daniel Hamblett’s claim his six-year imprisonment was too long.

 

Chief Constable Gary Roberts says the message is clear:

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