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£1 Million Canabis Haul at Plymouth

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Plymouth's Evening Herald reports....

 

Cannabis with an estimated street value of £1 million has been seized by Customs officers at Plymouth Ferryport.

 

It is believed the haul is one of the largest seizures of the drug at the city port in recent years.

 

Customs mobile teams discovered 360 kilos of cannabis packed in 18 holdalls and stashed at the back of a 40ft lorry carrying old shower trays.

 

The lorry was stopped after it arrived on Brittany Ferries' new luxury £100 million Pont-Aven from Santander, northern Spain, on Friday morning.

 

It is believed the drugs may have been destined for London.

 

Bob Gaiger, Customs spokesman for the South West, said the stop and search was conducted as 'part of our normal duties'.

 

He said: "It is one of the largest seizures of cannabis at Plymouth Ferryport, certainly in the last three or four years. When we have had successes in the past we often find 20, 30 or 40 kilos in cars. This was in kilo bars packed into 18 holdalls and hidden at the front of the trailer near to the cab. Customs officers had to remove old shower trays which were piled up over the bags."

 

Mr Gaiger warned that drug dealers and smugglers should not see Plymouth as 'a soft touch'.

 

He said: "This was an excellent detection by one of the Customs mobile teams. It clearly demonstrates the effectiveness of our flexible and mobile way of working."

 

It is the second large seizure by Customs at Plymouth Ferryport in less that three weeks. On June 29, 3.8 million cigarettes were seized from a lorry which had arrived from Spain.

 

Mr Gaiger added that in line with the Government's drugs strategy, Customs' main priority relating to drugs was to reduce the availability of Class A drugs.

 

"But we continue to uphold the law relating to other illegal drugs, including cannabis," he added.

 

The 37-year-old driver of the lorry and a 35-year-old passenger, both from south east London, were arrested and questioned by Customs officers.

 

Both were later released on bail pending further inquiries.

 

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Re:£1 Million Canabis Haul at Plymouth

 

And another one.....!!!

 

From the BBC site:

 

Customs officers in Plymouth have seized cannabis with a street value of £600,000 at the city's ferry port.

About 200kg of the drug was found in a lorry arriving from Santander in northern Spain early on Friday morning.

 

The 57-year-old driver of the lorry and his wife, 55, both British nationals living in Malaga, were arrested and questioned before being bailed.

 

Officials found the cannabis in boxes containing printed matter in the lorry on Brittany Ferries' ship Pont Aven.

 

Customs spokesman Bob Gaiger said: "This was another excellent detection by one of the Customs mobile teams - the second in a week.

 

"Plymouth ferry port should not be seen as a soft touch by smugglers."

 

A week earlier, cannabis with an estimated street value of £1m was discovered hidden in holdalls on another lorry arriving at Plymouth from Santander.

 

On 29 June, customs officers at Plymouth ferry port seized 3.8 million smuggled cigarettes found on board a lorry that had just arrived from Spain.

 

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Re:£1 Million Canabis Haul at Plymouth

 

so that explains the extraordinarily larg qamount of customs officers at plymouth on Friday, i saw that lorrygo into the shed and not emerge the other end so plymouth definately isnt a soft target!

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Portsmouth Drugs Haul

 

From Portsmouth's 'The News':

 

DRUGS with a street value of £3.4m were found hidden n a lorry at Portsmouth Ferry Port.

 

£3.4m drugs seized from lorry

 

Customs and excise officers seized about 1.5 tonnes of cannabis resin after stopping the lorry as it disembarked from Brittany Ferries' cross-channel vessel Normandie.

 

The drugs, stored as 1kg or larger blocks wrapped in cellophane, were hidden in a false floor in the trailer of a 40ft articulated lorry carrying a cargo of paper.

 

It is thought the lorry came from Barcelona in Spain.

 

The driver, a 42-year-old man from Luton, and his 38-year-old brother, also from Luton, were arrested and released on bail.

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Re: £1 Million Canabis Haul at Plymouth

 

The driver, a 42-year-old man from Luton, and his 38-year-old brother, also from Luton, were arrested and released on bail.

 

The 37-year-old driver of the lorry and a 35-year-old passenger, both from south east London, were arrested and questioned by Customs officers.

 

The 57-year-old driver of the lorry and his wife, 55, both British nationals living in Malaga, were arrested and questioned before being bailed.

 

Hmmm.

Does this mean that The Sun will soon be reporting that a 17 year old from Milton Keynes and his 82 year old girlfriend from Moscow have been arrested for transporting a herd of reindeer and 2 million Christmas trees on the ferry? :tounge-in

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