Cannabis worth around £150,000 seized at Port of Harwich

The cannabis seized at Harwich.

The cannabis seized at Harwich. - Credit: Archant

Cannabis worth an estimated £150,000 has been seized by Border Force officers at the Port of Harwich.

The cannabis seized at Harwich.

The cannabis seized at Harwich. - Credit: Archant

The detection was made on Thursday when the drugs were discovered inside a trailer that had arrived at the port from the Netherlands.

The herbal cannabis, which weighed approximately 35kgs, had been hidden in boxes among the load of office furniture and electrical goods.

The case was referred to the National Crime Agency’s (NCA) Border Policing Command for further investigation and a 51-year-old Polish man has been arrested on suspicion of importing a Class B drug.

He has been bailed until 18 August.


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Charlotte Mann, Border Force Assistant Director at Harwich, said: “Results like this demonstrate the vital work Border Force officers are doing on the front line to keep illegal drugs and other banned substances off the UK’s streets.

“Working with our colleagues at the NCA we are determined to do all we can to stop drug traffickers. Those convicted of drug importation offences face considerable prison sentences.”

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Anyone with information about activity they suspect may be linked to smuggling can call Border Force officers on 0800 59 5000.

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