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£10.5m of cannabis seized

Border Force officials have seized £10.5 million from a lorry on a ferry from Dieppe.

£10.5m of cannabis found on lorry

A 32-year-old man from Bulgaria has been arrested and bailed, after Border Force officers seized approximately three and a half tonnes of cannabis at Newhaven.

The drugs have an estimated street value of £10.5million pounds. The haul was discovered on Wednesday 16th January after officers stopped and searched a Spanish registered lorry which had arrived on a ferry from Dieppe. The investigation continues.

Border Force officers work round the clock, using the latest technology, sniffer dogs and their own expertise to stay one step ahead of those involved in the illegal drugs trade. Those who engage in illegal drug smuggling should be in no doubt that they will be targeted and brought to justice."

– Carole Upshall, Director Border Force South

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