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Three arrests after cannabis worth $5m seized

A shipment of cannabis seized by officers. (Photograph supplied)

Three people have been arrested after a joint police and customs operation seized cannabis worth $5m.

A police spokesman said that under “Operation Minotaur” warrants were executed at a number of locations in Pembroke and St George’s on October 24 after a shipment containing almost 120lbs of cannabis was seized.

The raids let to the arrest of three suspects.

Acting Detective Superintendent Sherwin Joseph of the Crime Division said: “This was a significant seizure by HM Customs. The amount of cannabis it contained has an estimated street value in excess of $5 million.

“This is a major success in the ongoing combined effort by both agencies to combat drug importation and other forms of criminality at our borders.”

The investigations into the drugs seizure is still ongoing.