Kent Police report that a suspect has been arrested in Thanet after a parcel containing a large amount of cannabis was intercepted.

The package, believed to have originated in the USA, was stopped before it could be delivered to a property in the Westgate-on-Sea area.

Nearly a kilogram of cannabis was found inside the parcel, which has now been seized as part of an ongoing investigation.

A 31-year-old man from the Westgate-on-Sea area was arrested on Thursday 23 June on suspicion of importing a controlled drug and has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Detective Inspector Julien Lawton, of East Kent CID, said: ‘Importing an illegal drug is a serious offence which can lead to a lengthy jail sentence.

‘I would like to warn anyone thinking of ordering illegal substances that police officers are more likely to be knocking on their doors than a postal courier.’

By Ed

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