Police seize £50,000 of suspected cannabis at South Mimms services in targeted operation

Police officers seized £50,000 of suspected cannabis after a targeted cease of a automobile at South Mimms services.

Officers from the Hertsmere Operation Scorpion group stopped a van in Bignells Corner in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, on Friday, May 7.

The automobile and driver have been searched and several other baggage of what was suspected to be cannabis have been discovered.

They additionally seized tools suspected to have been used in the cultivation of cannabis.

It is estimated that the category B medication haul would have fetched a possible avenue worth of greater than £50,000.

The cease came about following a tip acquired by the drive that the van was fly-tipping.

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A 36-year-old man from London was arrested for possession with intent to provide class B medication and caring in the cultivation of cannabis. He has been launched beneath investigation whereas enquiries are accomplished.

Detective Inspector Baz Kaila mentioned: “This profitable cease by the Operation Scorpion group implies that a big amount of suspected unlawful medication is not going to make it onto our streets on the market.

“It additionally exhibits how worthwhile intelligence from the general public is in tackling crime. Every bit of data has the potential to consequence in a suspected felony being stopped in their tracks.

“If you imagine somebody or a automobile or an tackle are concerned in crime, you then actually could make a distinction to the neighborhood by reporting that data to us.

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“Every bit of data we obtain is reviewed and we’ll act on it the place acceptable to maintain folks secure and deal with criminality.”

A 36-year-old man from London had been arrested for possession with intent to provide class B medication and caring with the cultivation of cannabis. He has since been launched beneath investigation.

If you want to report any drug-related incidents or different crimes you may report data on-line at the Herts Police web site or, communicate to an operator by way of their on-line webchat.

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