A 30-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested after officers discovered thousands of pounds of cannabis in a South Somerset property.

Officers carried out a search of an address in the Milborne Port area, near Yeovil, on Monday, October 30, and found 1.1kg of cannabis and almost £30,000 in cash at the property.

Border Force officers discovered a 1.3kg package of cannabis at the Heathrow Worldwide Distribution Centre in April this year.

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They tested the package and confirmed that it had an estimated street value of more than £10,000.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesperson said: "Following this discovery, Avon and Somerset Police launched an investigation into the address the package was bound for and found cannabis and cash at the property.

"A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of importation of controlled drugs and possession with intent to supply.

"The drugs and money were seized, and the man was released under investigation.

"Officers will now carry out further enquiries including forensic examinations and interviews."