Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Two arrested after Isle of Man hotel drugs seizure

Two women have been arrested after drugs, thought to be worth about £170,000, were seized from a hotel in the Isle of Man.

The pair, aged 24 and 27-years old and from the Liverpool area, were detained in Douglas at 06:30 BST on Monday.

Police said the arrests were part of a joint inquiry - Operation Ring of Steel - a partnership between the island's Pro Active team and Customs and Excise.

The drugs haul included £108,000 of cannabis resin and £62,000 of cocaine.

Det Sgt Paul Holland said: "Seizing approximately £170,000 of controlled drugs destined for the Isle of Man is a significant seizure.

"This further reinforces the message to these individuals intent on importing and supplying controlled drugs to the Isle of Man that a robust stance will be taken."

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