Biggest cannabis haul valued £4.3m flown from Ghana seized in UK

Cannabis substance stuff in containers with a street value of £4.3 million which was flown from Ghana by a plane has been found and seized at UK’s Heathrow airport.

The cannabis seizure is said to be the biggest at the Heathrow airport over the past three years, according to the British media.

The London Evening Standard reports that Border Force officials found the cannabis in tape-wrapped compressed packages within boxes on the flight from Accra on Monday September 24, 2012.

Weighing around 1.5 tonnes, the drugs were found in three separate freight containers filled with fresh fruit and vegetables, the report said.

“This was smuggling on an industrial scale. It is a significant quantity of cannabis, our biggest seizure of this kind in several years at Heathrow,” the Evening Standard quoted Marc Owen, Heathrow Director for Border Force, as saying.

The seized drugs have been lodged at a secure location, where it will be stored until it is incinerated.

No arrest was made as officers are trying to discover the intended destination of the drugs

By Ekow Quandzie

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