Ballymoney man bailed over £3.8m cannabis haul

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Cannabis with a street value of £3.8 million has been found smuggled in a lorry load of pizza cheese.

The drugs, weighing 380kg, were found in the early hours of Tuesday when Border Force officers stopped and searched a British-registered lorry at Dover’s Eastern Docks.

The investigation was passed to the National Crime Agency (NCA) and a 46-year-old man from Ballymoney, Co Antrim, has been bailed while inquiries continue.

Paul Morgan, director of Border Force South East and Europe, said: “Seizures like this demonstrate how Border Force officers are at the forefront of the fight to keep illegal drugs and other banned substances out of the UK.”