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19 September 2012, 12:00
Cannabis worth approximately £337,000 has been seized by Border Force officers at the Port of Harwich.
The drugs were discovered in the trailer of a lorry that arrived at the port on a ferry from the Hook of Holland shortly after 5am on Saturday (15th September).
The drugs had been hidden in 14 white boxes hidden among a load of flowers. In total, 117kg of cannabis was found.
Charlotte Mann, Border Force Assistant Director at Harwich, said: "The Border Force is at the forefront of the war against drugs and Saturday's seizure is a good result, preventing a significant quantity of illegal narcotics from hitting the UK's streets. We are determined to protect society from this activity which can have such a destructive impact on local communities as well as individuals. Anyone with information about suspected smuggling should contact our hotline on 0800 59 5000."
A 62-year-old Dutch man was arrested on suspicion of illegally importing a Class B drug. He has been bailed until 16 January.
Investigations are ongoing.