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Praise for partnership work after cannabis package intercepted by border force
21 Feb | 15:57
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Officers have reaffirmed their commitment to a joint operation aimed at keeping our borders secure after more than £5,000 worth of cannabis was intercepted at a depot.
 
The package, which had been sent from the United States and was destined for an address in Killingworth was filled with £5,200 worth of cannabis.
 
It was seized as part of Operation Avert- an ongoing initiative which sees officers from the North East Regional Special Operations Unit (NERSOU) team up with UK Border Force Agency to make sure drugs, offensive weapons and other harmful substances are prevented from entering the country.
 
A spokesperson NERSOU’s disruption team said: “We know members of the public have differing views on the legality of cannabis but our work here is to make sure packages containing illegal and harmful substances are intercepted and prevented from hitting our streets.
“We will continue to work with our partners to make sure our communities stay safe.”
 
Enquiries to trace the recipient are ongoing.
 
The repercussion of buying illegal drugs online could range from advice, to prosecution and imprisonment. For advice or to give information, you can speak to Crimestoppers anonymously.
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