A man from Colchester has been jailed for 25 years for conspiring to murder his stepfather.
Essex Drug Smuggler Jailed
A man from Corringham has been jailed for more than 9 years after trying to import Class A drugs worth £2.5 million.
Kenneth Vaughan was stopped by border officials at the Channel Tunnel entrance in Coquelles, France on 18th December 2010.
They found found heroin and cocaine in the roof lining of the vehicle he was travelling in.
The 64-year-old from Bellmaine Avenue pleaded guilty and was sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court.
Malcolm Bragg, from the UK Border Agency, said: "This sentence sends a clear message to people considering smuggling drugs that you will have your freedom taken away from you for a long time.
"Anyone with information about activity they suspect may be linked to drugs smuggling should call 0800 59 5000".
The first of the 66 Crossrail trains is in operation from today running on the TFL route between Liverpool Street and Shenfield.
A crackdown, aimed at tackling online child abuse in Essex has seen more than 40 people arrested in the last six months.
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