BORDER control officers seized 64 kilos of cannabis last week at Poole freight dock.

The Border Force team at the inward freight controls stopped a British-registered car transporter on Tuesday, February 27, and found the drugs, which have an estimated street value of £185,000, concealed within a car.

Emma Porter, director of Border Force South said: "The professionalism and vigilance of our officers has prevented a significant quantity of drugs entering the UK and ending up on our streets.

"Working with the National Crime Agency (NCA) and other law enforcement partners we will continue to tackle drug smuggling and bring those responsible to justice."

A British man was arrested and the investigation passed to the NCA. He was later released under investigation while NCA enquiries continue.

Border Force officers use hi-tech search equipment to combat immigration crime and detect banned and restricted goods that smugglers attempt to bring into the country.

Search techniques include sniffer dogs, carbon dioxide detectors, heartbeat monitors and scanners, as well as visual searches, to find well-hidden stowaways, illegal drugs, firearms and tobacco.

Anyone with information about possible smuggling activity can call the hotline on 0800 59 5000.