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Ecstasy importer sent to prison
A Polish man who imported Class A drugs valued at about 100,000 into Jersey has been jailed for eight years.

Thirty-four-year-old Michal Dominik Debiec brought about 10,000 ecstasy tablets into the island in July in a car from St Malo in France.

The Royal Court was told the illegal drugs had been bought in Holland with the intention of selling them in night clubs in Jersey.

It was recommended that Debiec be deported at the end of his sentence.

Crown Advocate Julian Gollop had asked for a 10-year sentence, but this was reduced after the defence told the court Debiec had previously shown good character, and had cooperated fully with the authorities.

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