Arrests made after cannabis found in lorry in Yate
By jennifermoss | Thursday, June 21, 2012, 19:48
Police have arrested three men following the discovery of cannabis in an artic lorry in Yate.
The lorry was found yesterday (Tuesday 20th June 2012) at around 10.30pm on Stover Industrial Estate on Millbrook Road.
A total of 52 bags were recovered, each containing around 600g of cannabis. The Polish driver was arrested.
Later a transit van was stopped on the M4 and a further two Polish men were arrested. All three men remain in custody at this time.
Paul Bunt, Force Drugs Strategy Manager for Avon and Somerset Police said: "Operation Viscount should send out a clear message that illegal drugs of any kind will not be tolerated and we will continue to bring offenders to justice.
"The cultivation of cannabis has become a highly profitable illegal business. It also brings with it many potential harms to our communities.
"I would urge anyone with any information about cannabis use or production in their area to get in touch with us on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."