Biggest ever drugs haul in Kent

Kent Police have seized almost two tons of cannabis resin which is believed to be the largest in the force's history.

Police say seizure is a warning to criminals

We have been successful in taking a staggering amount of illegal drugs off of the streets. This was a huge haul which will never make its way into circulation in the county.

Our action to tackle drugs in Kent should send a warning message to people within organised criminal networks that we will leave no stone unturned to find them and put them before the court.

– Detective Chief Inspector Eddie Fox, Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate

Massive drugs haul found in lorry

Kent, Ashford, Kent Police
Kent Police found the two tons of drugs in a lorry in Ashford Credit: Kent Police

The drugs were found in specially constructed metal boxes placed under a lorry.

It was found after officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate stopped the lorry in Sandy Lane in Ashford. It was towing a 40ft refrigerated container.

When they searched the lorry, officers discovered two bright blue metal boxes which contained the cannabis resin.

It weighed 1.7 tons and has an estimated street value of £4.9m.

The driver and two other men were arrested. The search of the lorry followed the seizure of 200kg of the drug and the arrest of two men in Paddock Wood on March 4

Kent, Ashford, Kent Police
Kent Police found the cannabis resin in a lorry stopped in Ashford Credit: Kent Police

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