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£2.3m-worth of cannabis seized by Border Force officers (28 September 2015)

Date: 28/09/2015
Duncan Lewis, Legal News Solicitors, £2.3m-worth of cannabis seized by Border Force officers

Border Force officers at London Gateway have discovered 1.1 tonnes of the Class B drug cannabis, following the search of a container which arrived at the port from Ghana.

The cannabis haul made on 12 September is worth an estimated £2.3 million – the case was passed to the National Crime Agency, which continues to investigate.

Border Force Assistant Director for London Gateway, Mark Kennedy, said:

“The load had been manifested as sacks of corn husks and corn flour, but when officers started to unload the sacks they found a heap of cardboard boxes buried underneath.

“All the boxes – 42 in total – were stuffed with shrink-wrapped blocks of cannabis.”

Border Force officers are at the front line in protecting the UK – and play a key role in detecting illegal immigration, disrupting serious and organised crime, as well as helping to prevent the threat of terrorism.

The Border Force also protects UK revenue using a range of search techniques, including sniffer dogs, carbon dioxide detectors, heartbeat monitors and scanners.

Officers also carry out visual searches to find well-hidden stowaways, illegal drugs, firearms and tobacco.

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