Drugs haul found in a lorry on M1

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POLICE have recovered a haul of cannabis resin worth an estimated £750,000 following the search of a lorry near Daventry.

The drugs were found in the back of the truck after it was stopped on a section of the M1 motorway, near Crick, at 8.45pm on Friday. A 34-year-old man was arrested at the scene.

A further two lorries, believed to be travelling in convoy with the first truck, were followed into Warwickshire where they were also eventually stopped.

Two men, aged 34 and 45, were also arrested.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: “A quantity of what is believed to be cannabis resin with a street value of between £500,000 and £750,000 was recovered from the first lorry after it was pulled over as part of a routine stop and search. The other two lorries are currently being searched.”

All the men arrested at the scene have been released on bail.

The haul was made less than four weeks after police denied Northamptonshire had a growing drugs problem despite it emerging that seizures across the county have spiralled by more than 400 per cent over the past decade.