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Teenager offered money to post thousands to UK

More than £4,000 discovered in package by police

A court’s heard a Douglas teenager was offered money to post a parcel containing thousands of pounds to the UK.

Seventeen-year-old Samuel Morris of Park Avenue appeared before magistrates at Douglas courthouse.

He admitted attempting to remove criminal property from the Island to the UK.

Prosecution advocate James Robinson told the court on 17 September, Morris went to the Post Office on Windsor Road in Douglas to post a parcel he told staff contained a stereo.

The package was addressed to a woman in Ellesmere Port in Cheshire and had Morris’s address as the sender.

However, postal staff became suspicious when an X-ray revealed a bundle inside – when it was opened, police discovered £4,300 in Manx and UK notes.

Morris was arrested and told officers he’d been given £20 to cover mailing costs but hadn’t received a promised payment for the errand.

He was bailed in the sum of £500 and committed to the higher court for sentencing.

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