Cannabis haul seized in British truck

18th September 2007, Comments 0 comments

18 September 2007, PERPIGNAN (AFP) - French customs have seized 1.5 tonnes of cannabis found concealed inside a British-driven truck on the Franco-Spanish border, officials said Tuesday.

18 September 2007

PERPIGNAN (AFP) - French customs have seized 1.5 tonnes of cannabis found concealed inside a British-driven truck on the Franco-Spanish border, officials said Tuesday.

The driver was taken into custody following the drugs bust, the biggest on the border this year. It comes weeks after police seized 1.2 tonnes of cannabis resin, carried in two shipments along highway linking France and Spain.

Spain is the route of choice for traffickers smuggling cannabis from Morocco to Europe and accounted for half of all the cannabis seized worldwide in 2006, with almost half a million tonnes impounded.

AFP

Subject: German news

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