Huge bag of cannabis worth over €1 million falls off lorry onto motorway in AntrimPosted by On

DETECTIVES IN Northern Ireland have issued an appeal for information after a “significant” amount of cannabis was found on a motorway in County Antrim.

The suspected cannabis, which was recovered by detectives from the Police Service’s Organised Crime Unit, is believed to have a street value of over £1 million (€1.1 million).

It is understood the suspected drugs were strapped to the roof of a large horse box-type vehicle, but fell off the vehicle and on to the M1 motorway near the Blacks Road junction at around 6.50am on Saturday morning, 3 October.

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Commenting on the significant haul, Detective Inspector Aubrey Shaw said:

“This is a significant amount of drugs, which have been taken out of circulation. This will have a huge impact on the organised criminals involved in its importation, depriving them of commodity and, most importantly, profit.

“We are continuing with our enquiries, and I want to make a number of appeals about the vehicle involved, its movements and its…

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