German driver jailed for smuggling cannabis through Dover

Dover's Eastern Docks
Image caption Dirk Hartmann was stopped in his lorry as he entered the UK via Dover earlier this year

A 44-year-old German man has been jailed for four years after admitting trying to smuggle cannabis worth an estimated £3.6m into the UK.

Dirk Hartmann, from Berlin, had been driving a German-registered lorry when it was stopped in April by Border Force officials at Dover's Eastern Docks.

Canterbury Crown Court was told it contained 372 packages of cannabis weighing a total of 360 kgs (790 lbs).

The court also ordered him to pay a victim surcharge of £120.

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