Phone boxes bugged ‘to foil £1m drugs plot’

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Six men are on trial accused of conspiring to flood Jersey’s streets with a huge commercial quantity of cannabis.

The trial, which has seen unprecedented levels of armed security in the town centre, has even led to members of the jury being told that undercover officers will be following them for its duration.

Curtis Warren (46), Jonathan Welsh (43), both of Liverpool, James O’Brien (45), from Glasgow, Jason Woodward (22), of Dartford, and Paul Hunt (27) and Oliver Lucas (23), of Jersey, are charged with conspiracy to import cannabis into Jersey between 1 May and 23 July 2007.

All the men deny the charges.

• See Friday’s JEP for full story, including:

How it was alleged the drugs were due to arrive in Jersey

How the police foiled the alleged plot

And details of the security surrounding the jurors.

• See Saturday’s JEP for full story on the drug baron background of alleged gang leader Curtis Warren.

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