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Grandfather jailed over drugs haul

Contributed by editor on Feb 24, 2009 - 12:00 AM










A grandfather who smuggled £824,000 of drugs through Dover docks in a
camper van accompanied by his young grandson has been jailed for five
years.













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Robert Orchard, 65, was travelling with his daughter
and nine-year-old grandson when he was arrested with 286kg of cannabis
resin on April 19 last year.



Orchard, of no fixed address, admitted the offence at Canterbury Crown
Court.