Jersey

Jersey Customs seize more than £1.3m of cannabis resin

More than £1.3m worth of cannabis resin has been seized by Jersey Customs and Immigration Service in the last week.

In two separate operations officers found more than 110kg of the drug.

David Nurse, director of law enforcement, said: "These are both significant quantities of cannabis.

"The seizures and subsequent arrests have seriously disrupted syndicates attempting to import commercial quantities of drugs into the island."

Almost 40kg of the drug was found concealed in a car, which arrived on a ferry from Poole on Friday and has led to a 27-year-old British man being charged with drug trafficking.

On Tuesday 72kg of cannabis resin was found in a commercial vehicle in St Lawrence.

A spokesman said it was the culmination of a long-term operation, a 26-year-old Jersey man had been charged with drug trafficking offences and inquiries were continuing.

In 2012 all the drugs seized by the service were worth a total of £3.2m.

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