Drug courier jailed over coke in envelopes

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A drug courier who collected A4-sized envelopes of cocaine posted to Melbourne from Canada has been jailed for at least two-and-a-half years.

Jackson Jansen leased post boxes in a false name and imported more than 1.4 kg of vacuum-packed cocaine in 14 envelopes between August and September 2019.

He was also spied by surveillance officers sending packages of the drugs to someone else in Queensland, including in an esky with a false bottom.

The "small and expendable" cog in the wheel of a bigger operation was jailed in Victoria's County Court on Friday for four years.

He will be eligible to apply for release on parole after two-and-a-half years, including the 335 days he's already spent in custody.

Jansen pleaded guilty to importing cocaine, as well as earlier attempting to import a smaller amount in two other envelopes.

He also admitted to trafficking a marketable quantity of the drug.

Jansen told police he needed money to buy drugs.

His arrest meant Jensen "dried out" for the first time in his adult life, the court was previously told.

In a letter to Judge Fran Dalziel, the man said he was ashamed of his actions.

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