Bars of cannabis found in car boot at Heysham port

Bars of cannabis which police estimate to be worth £60,000 have been discovered during routine checks of vehicles at a Lancashire port.

Officers found 56 255g (9oz) bars in the boot of a silver Saab car at Heysham, near Lancaster on Friday morning.

A police spokesman said the "major haul" was bound for the Isle of Man.

A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cannabis.

Det Con Scott Warburton said the Lancashire force "takes the policing of our ports very seriously".

"Criminals who try to take drugs in or out of the county via these sites should know that they are being watched and will be caught," he added.

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