Cannabis worth £250k found in back of van

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

PO­LICE of­fi­cers who stopped a woman in West Dray­ton were shocked to dis­cover a huge haul of cannabis worth over £250,000 in the back of a rented van.

The search took place on Thurs­day Septem­ber 8 in Heath­cote Way, af­ter of­fi­cers spot­ted the fe­male driver of the van.

While speak­ing to her, the woman was ner­vous and could not ex­plain to of­fi­cers why she was there or what she was do­ing, so they opted to carry out a search of the ve­hi­cle.

Sergeant Chris Kerr with the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Po­lice said: “At around 4.20pm Hilling­don Bor­ough Task­ing Unit were on mo­bile pa­trol, tasked with pa­trolling the area of West Dray­ton.

“Their at­ten­tion was drawn to a fe­male nearby in a small car-de­rived van.

“Of­fi­cers spoke to the fe­male driver and due to her de­meanour, ner­vous­ness, in­abil­ity to ac­count for her pres­ence and ac­tions (and fur­ther in­for­ma­tion re­ceived) a search un­der Sec­tion 23 of the Mis­use of Drugs Act was car­ried out.”

Sgt Kerr said the rented van had come from the east Lon­don area.

In the back of the van of­fi­cers found a large card­board box con­tain­ing 36 large blocks of herbal cannabis with a street value of around £252,000.

The woman was ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of be­ing con­cerned in the sup­ply of a con­trolled drug and is cur­rently on po­lice bail.

Of­fi­cers also seized the drugs.

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