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Drag Smuggling

Volume 986: debated on Thursday 19 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in view of the growing practice of persons engaged in drug smuggling entering Great Britain from Asia and the European Economic Community countries, whether he will take whatever action may prove necessary to tighten up the rules, regulations and methods of entry of people into Great Britain.

Full use is made of the powers in the Immigration Act to deal with people subject to immigration control who are discovered smuggling drugs, and to assist Her Majesty's Customs and Excise in preventing such activity.