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UK Border Agency: Drug Seizures

Volume 479: debated on Monday 29 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what drug seizures have been made by or with the operational involvement of the revenue cutters operating in the Maritime Section of the UK Border Agency and its predecessors in each year since 1996-97; and what the (a) date of seizure, (b) type of drug seized, (c) quantity of drug seized, (d) location of operation, (e) vessel intercepted and (f) designation of cutter was in each case. (223113)

[holding answer 10 September 2008]: UK Border Agency cutters are deployed on an intelligence- led basis to areas of highest identified risk. It is longstanding HM Revenue and Customs policy not to divulge details of operational deployments, locations and seizures as these could provide information of value to those seeking to circumvent relevant controls, thereby prejudicing the prevention of crime.