The fake dope, Shakespeare and his stepdaughter
A bungling man and his dopey stepdaughter were caught smuggling what they thought was a £1million haul of cannabis - only to discover the drugs were worthless fakes. (via Man and his stepdaughter caught smuggling £1m cannabis haul… but drugs were actually FAKE | Mail Online)
- Prosecutor Llewellyn Sellick said Cox told police he had become involved to pay off a drug debt owed by his son.
- He was paid 3,000 Euros in advance and was to be given a further 22,000 Euros upon delivery.
- Mr Sellick said Shakespeare’s finger prints were found on bags and tapes around the fake cannabis while there was also a text message linking her to the drugs.
- In mitigation, John McNally for Cox said his client had serious long term health problems.
- He noted how he had attempted to help his son who was being pursued for money and Cox was put under pressure.
- He said Cox was appallingly foolish to undertake the smuggling task on March 14 last year to pay off the debt.
- Nicholas Ham, mitigating for Shakespeare, said she was trapped in a legal battle for her home following a messy divorce.