Police officer arrested

Ten people were arrested yesterday, including a British police officer, after the seizure of pounds 1m of cannabis resin on a yacht in the French port of Calais, Customs & Excise said.

A spokesman said eight arrests were made in Birmingham after a joint operation with French police. He added that two other men, including John McAnenny, 47, a West Midlands police officer, were helping French police with inquiries into the discovery of 200kg of cannabis at the port. The spokesman said that a yacht carrying the drugs was forced to return to Calais due to bad weather after setting sail for England. Eight people were in custody at Solihull North police station and extradition proceedings are being considered in relation to the two men arrested in France.