Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Cannabis worth £300,000 found on lorry in Portsmouth

A man has been arrested after cannabis resin with a street value of £300,000 was found on a lorry on board a ferry at a Hampshire port.

Customs officers seized 100kg of the illegal cargo found in six white boxes hidden in a mixed load of goods as the lorry arrived in Portsmouth on Monday.

The 49-year-old British driver was arrested and questioned. He has since been bailed pending further inquiries.

The cargo was bound for destinations in Altrincham, Castleford and Norfolk.

A UK Border Agency (UKBA) spokesman said: "The cannabis is currently being tested to determine its street value, but it is believed to be worth approximately £300,000."

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