French police find €12 million cannabis haul in Channel Tunnel

French police find €12 million cannabis haul in Channel Tunnel
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French police have uncovered 1.7 tonnes of cannabis resin, worth some €12 million, that was hidden inside a UK-bound truck.

The haul, which was wrapped in heat-sealed plastic bags and hidden inside industrial filters, was discovered last Thursday by French border police. 

French customs released a video on Wednesday showing the police prying open the filters, revealing that they were packed full of the resin (see below). 

“The value is estimated at more than €12 million on the black market,” police said in a statement. 

Police said that in 2016, they seized 83 tonnes worth of drugs, 64 tonnes of which were cannabis. 

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The biggest ever cannabis seizure in France was in 1999 when 23.5 tonnes was seized in one haul.


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