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Landowner admits US drugs charge
Giles Carlyle-Clarke
Mr Carlyle-Clarke appeared in court in Mobile, Alabama
A Dorset landowner appearing before a US court has pleaded guilty to his part in a drug-smuggling operation.

Giles Carlyle-Clarke, 48, admitted conspiracy to possess cannabis with intent to distribute when he appeared at a court in Mobile, Alabama.

The charges relates to a plot to import cannabis worth 60m into America from Mexico and the Caribbean in the 1980s.

The father-of-two, whose family owns the Winterborne Clenston estate in Dorset, will be sentenced in February.

He had previously fought an eight-year legal battle against extradition to the United States.

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