Cannabis worth £500,000 seized at Harwich port

Cannabis resin with a street value of £500,000 has been seized by the UK Border Agency at Harwich port in Essex.

Officers found an estimated 188kg of the drug hidden in a cavity under the wooden floor of a lorry's trailer.

The lorry arrived at Harwich on a ferry from the Hook of Holland and was heading to the Midlands.

The lorry driver was arrested on suspicion of the illegal importation of Class B drugs and bailed until 11 February 2011.

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