Two jailed over massive ecstasy haul

Two jailed over massive ecstasy haul. BBC report.

Ecstasy tablets

About 840,000 tablets were siezed

Two Oxfordshire men have been jailed for 15 years following one of the largest seizures of ecstasy tablets ever made in the UK.

David Fairbairn, 46, from Old Road in Wheatley and Neil Higgins, 41, from Shipton Court in Shipton Under Wychwood were convicted at Bristol Crown Court.

They were convicted of conspiracy to import and supply Class A drugs.

Both men were caught in an operation in August 2001 involving 20 customs officers and armed police in Gloucestershire.

Officers found 839,500 ecstasy tablets, worth an estimated £7.5m, in a raid at an industrial unit in Upper Rissington Business Park in Bourton-on-the-Water.

Information from BCC News.