Man charged with $8 million heroin plot

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A man accused of smuggling $8.5 million of heroin into the island was remanded in custody yesterday to face trial in the Supreme Court.

It is alleged Josef Vlcek, 47, from Czechia, also known as the Czech Republic, brought nearly three kilograms of the drug into Bermuda on Saturday.

He was also charged with possessing heroin with intent to supply.

Mr Vlcek, who appeared in Magistrates’ Court, did not have to enter a plea as the case must be heard in the Supreme Court.

The court was told that the drugs imported have an estimated street value of up to $8.5 million.

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo ordered Mr Vlcek to appear at the November arraignments session.

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