Police sniff out cannabis haul
POLICE were alerted to a stash of drugs worth at least £250,000 by ‘a strong smell of cannabis’.
A passing patrol stopped Mark Corbett, 33, driving a Volkswagen Caddy on Barton Road in Stretford, last August, after they noticed a scent.
A search uncovered 89 bags, each containing four bars of cannabis, weighing more than 90kg in total and with a street value of between £250,000 and £380,000.
Officers also seized more than £40,000 in cash which was stashed inside the vehicle.
When quizzed by officers, Corbett, of Princess Street, Broadheath, Altrincham, admitted that he was paid £500 to take a number of boxes and cash from Scotland to Man- chester but refused to answer any further questions about who he was working for.
He was found to be a member of an organised crime group and has now been handed a prison sentence of four years and two months at Minshull Street Crown Court.
Corbett pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to possession with intent to supply cannabis and two counts of money laundering.
Corbett was already on bail for money laundering following a warrant being executed at his home in November 2010.
Police also seized highvalue watches and identified a safety deposit box containing a large amount of cash.
Mark Corbett, 33, has been jailed