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Lorry driver jailed for smuggling cannabis into Dover

Cannabis resin was discovered in a lorry counterweight Credit: Border Force

A lorry driver has been jailed for three years for trying to smuggle £300,000 worth of cannabis resin into the country through Dover.

Seamus Keenan, 48, from Newry in County Down was stopped at Dover's Eastern Docks in January 2011.

When his vehicle was examined Border Force officers discovered 107 kilos of cannabis resin hidden inside a counterweight. He was sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court on Monday 20 May 2013.

Seamus Keenan was convicted at Canterbury Crown Court Credit: Border Force