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Royal Mail's Plymstock sorting office sniff out drugs haul

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Royal Mail's Plymstock sorting office sniff out drugs haul

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https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/p ... ce-6049778

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Just some of the packages discovered by Royal Mail staff at Plymstock sorting office (Image: Charles Cross Police Team)
Around 60 packages of drugs found by staff at the Royal Mail sorting office in Plymstock has been handed over to police.

Officers from Charles Cross police station neighbourhood team regularly attend the sorting office to collect and dispose of packages which have been deemed as suspicious by the eagle-eyed post staff.

Pc Dean Large, Neighbourhood Beat Manager for the East End, said the latest haul filled a large bag and amounted to several months of seized parcels.

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He said: "We work in partnership with the staff at the sorting office and sometimes I think some of them have a better nose than a police sniffer dog. They do such a great job and it's quite incredible how they spot the suspect packages each time.

"People seem to forget that it's quite illegal to send drugs through the post and it isn't hard to tell where the drugs are being sent. There's usually a name and address on the package.
"We have been busy with a number of other issues in the city over the past few months which has kept police very busy, but the vigilance of the Royal Mail staff hasn't abated one bit.

"The vast majority of the drugs contained in the packages are cannabis. Sometimes its just a spliff in a birthday card, sometimes it's a large amount.

"The information gets passed onto our intelligence teams and further inquiries are often carried out. Earlier this year this led to a property in the city being raided where more drugs were found along with a haul of money. An individual was later charged with possession with intent to supply class B drugs and they appeared in court.

"I think a lot of people think it's an innocent drug but among my professional colleagues they can tell you horror stories relating to cannabis, including health and mental health concerns.

"In addition, when you work your way up the chain and follow the money, you invariably find people at the top who are involved in organised crime and very serious offences including people trafficking, human slavery and serious violence.

"Criminal business enterprises are not carried out by polite and kind people. They can be - and often are - ruthless. You are effectively putting money into the pockets of people who ruin lives."

Cannabis - what does the law say?
Cannabis is a class B drug, meaning it it is illegal to possess.

Anyone found with it could be imprisoned for up to five years while supplying it can be punished with a 14-year jail sentence or an unlimited fine.

The penalty depends on the amount of the drug, the person's criminal history and other aggravating or mitigating factors.

Police can also issue a warning or an on-the-spot fine of £90 to someone found with cannabis.

Alternatively, officers could issue a cannabis warning which goes on a person's record but is not revealed by a standard criminal records check.
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Re: Royal Mail's Plymstock sorting office sniff out drugs haul

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Surprised RM didn't confiscate it to share out between the planners, pretty sure whoever f****d our revision up must have been on something strong :crazy:
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