£300,000 Worth Of Cannabis Seized In Portsmouth

Cannabis resin with a street value of £300,000 has been seized after customs officers found it on a lorry arriving in the UK on a ferry.

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) says the 100kg haul was discovered as the lorry arrived at Portsmouth ferry port at 1.15pm on Monday.

The illicit cargo was found in six white boxes hidden among a mixed load of goods bound for destinations in Altrincham, Castleford and Norfolk.

The 49-year-old driver, a British national, was arrested and questioned before being bailed pending further inquiries by UKBA investigators.

A UKBA spokesman said:

"The cannabis is currently being tested to determine its street value, but it is believed to be worth approximately £300,000.''

Carole Upshall, in charge of operations for the UKBA in the south of England, said:

"The UK Border Agency is at the forefront of the fight to stop illegal drugs entering the UK.

"We are determined to protect society from activity which can have such a destructive impact on local communities as well as individuals.''