Stoke & Staffordshire

Three arrests after '£1m cannabis haul' in Burton

Three people from Staffordshire have been arrested after the seizure of cannabis with an estimated street value of £1m.

Over 550lb (250kg) of the drug was recovered from a number of addresses in Burton-on-Trent on Tuesday, police say.

Raids were co-ordinated with customs and immigration officials in Jersey following an investigation into suspected drug trafficking.

Two men, aged 49 and 44, and a woman, 49, all from Burton, were bailed.

Det Ch Insp Paul Clews, from Staffordshire Police, said the seizure demonstrated the force's "ongoing commitment through Operation Nemesis to tackle organised criminality linked to illegal drugs".

Mr Clews added: "We are continuing our investigations to ensure that any people responsible are properly brought to justice.

"As part of our investigation we will be working closely with our colleagues from the State of Jersey Customs and Immigration Service who are completing their own investigation."

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