Coventry pair arrested after cannabis raid

By Chris Willmott 16/04 Updated: 16/04 14:03

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POLICE have arrested a man and a woman on suspicion of drugs offences after more than 100 kilograms of herbal cannabis and cannabis resin were recovered in Coventry and Warwickshire.

The first part of the haul came when officers on routine patrol stopped a vehicle at around 5:30pm on Thursday (April 12) on Wyken Croft.

Inside they found a quanity of illegal drugs wrapped in sellotape in the footwell of the car. A 43-year-old man was arrested.

Following the arrest officers carried out two further searches at addresses in the Holbrooks area of Coventry and at a business premises in the Ansty area of Warwickshire.

Cannabis was recovered at both locations and, at the property in Holbrooks, a 42-year-old woman was arrested.

The man and the woman continue to help police with their enquiries.

All of the items seized will now be thoroughly examined however early estimations are that the drugs could have a street value of many hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Inspector Paul Joyce, from Force CID, said: "This all started as a single vehicle being stopped and a quantity of drugs being recovered, but it led to a number of raids at properties across Coventry and Warwickshire.

"We're committed to getting illegal drugs off the streets of the West Midlands and this seizure will have significantly affected the supply of illegal drugs in the region."

Anyone with information about drug crime in their neighbourhood is urged to call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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