South East Wales

Four arrested in Swansea after cannabis seizure

Plymouth ferry port Image copyright Hugh Venables
Image caption Cannabis was found in the fuel tank of a car at Plymouth port

Three men and a woman have been arrested in Swansea in connection with an alleged conspiracy to import cannabis.

It comes after 13kg (29lbs) of the drug was seized by Border Force officers after it was found hidden in the fuel tank of a car at the port of Plymouth.

The three men aged 43, 39 and 36 and woman aged 32 were arrested in a series of police operations on Tuesday morning.

All four are now being questioned.

'Criminal groups'

The operations, led by the National Crime Agency (NCA) and supported by South Wales Police, are continuing.

Dawn Cartwright, from the NCA's border policing command, said: "Our investigation into this attempt to bring illegal drugs into the UK continues and has not ended with these arrests.

"Working with partners like Border Force and South Wales Police we are intent on targeting criminal groups who are involved in a drugs trade that is so damaging to communities."

A 33-year-old man from the Swansea area was previously arrested following the seizure of drugs in Plymouth last month.

He was bailed pending further inquiries.

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