£200,000 worth of cannabis seized at harbour

PSNI detectives, working with HM Revenue and Customs, conducted the operation in Co Antrim on Friday morning.

Jonathan McCambridge
Friday 11 February 2022 15:38
Cannabis seized at Larne Harbour (PSNI/PA)
Cannabis seized at Larne Harbour (PSNI/PA)

Police have seized herbal cannabis worth £200,000 from a lorry during an operation at Larne Harbour.

PSNI detectives, working with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), conducted the operation in Co Antrim on Friday morning.

Detective Chief Inspector Richard Thornton said: “Detectives, working alongside Larne local policing team and our colleagues from HMRC, stopped a lorry in the Larne Harbour area just after 2 am.

“A quantity of suspected herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of approximately £200,000 was seized from the vehicle during the proactive operation.

This is part of our ongoing commitment to address the criminality linked to drug importation

“The lorry and trailer have also been seized for further examination.

“A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a class B controlled drug with intent to supply.

“He remains in police custody at this time.”

Mr Thornton continued: “This search, seizure and arrest was conducted as part of the multi-agency approach to target criminality within the haulage industry.

“This is part of our ongoing commitment to address the criminality linked to drug importation, supply and use that often results in drug debts, drug addiction and drug-related deaths within our communities.”

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

By clicking ‘Create my account’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in