Poole: £375k Of Drugs Seized From Lorry

27 June 2014, 15:16

Border Force officers in Poole have seized drugs worth more than £375,000 after a lorry was stopped in Poole.

The vehicle had arrived by ferry from Santander in Northern Spain on Monday 16 June.

Its journey had started in Portugal and it was carrying a range of household goods.

During a search of the lorry, officers recovered around four kilos of cocaine and 72 kilos of cannabis in resin and herbal form.

A 46-year-old man has been arrested and bailed pending further enquiries.

An investigation by the National Crime Agency (NCA) is now underway.

Border Force South Regional Director Carole Upshall said:

"In making this seizure our Border Force officers at Poole have taken a large amount of dangerous drugs out of circulation.

"We are on constant alert at the UK's ports and airports to stop drugs, weapons, contraband and illegal immigrants entering the UK."

On the same day as the drug seizure 250kgs of tobacco was seized by Border Force from a British-registered van which had also arrived at Poole from Santander.

This case has been passed to HMRC (Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs) for further investigation.