You know that old saying keep it simple, stupid? It’s pretty good advice, but it doesn’t necessarily apply to drug smuggling so well.
On the 19th of May, Edinburgh border security officers apprehended 20-year-old Henry Alden after he disembarked a flight from Manchester. The Portsmouth resident’s carry-on luggage consisted of a plastic bag containing a phone charger and change of clothes, while his checked luggage held nothing but cannabis – 12 kilograms of it, with an estimated street value of £110,000, not concealed in any way whatsoever.
Alden was sentenced to 3 years and 8 months in prison last week during a hearing at Edinburgh High Court. He would have been sentenced in Even Higher Court, but those evidence dudes aren’t much for sharing.