Drugs in mail may mean jail

Last updated 05:00 31/07/2013

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A telecommunications engineer who allowed his address to be used to import cocaine will be sentenced in September after appearing in the Invercargill District Court yesterday.

Andrew James Furness appeared before Judge Michael Turner in the Invercargill District Court for importing and exporting ecstasy and importing and exporting cocaine.

The summary of facts, which was not read out in court, says Furness allowed his address to be used to have one gram of pure cocaine flake sent to his home and that a second order, also to be sent to his house, was for 10 ecstasy tablets.

The orders were intercepted by Customs at the Auckland Mail Centre earlier this year.

Furness was convicted and remanded to September 5 for sentence.

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