�1million cannabis haul seized in Islington

A haul of cannabis weighing 270 kg and with a street value of more than �1million was seized on Monday (January 9).

Cops swooped on an underground car-park in Crondall street, Hoxton, at around 3pm following calls from members of the public.

In a nearby lock up they found a large amount of cannabis resin and herbal cannabis wrapped in cling film in five large laundry holders, two holdalls and several shopping bags.

More cannabis resin was found in a vehicle at the scene.

Officers also found a set of scales and a heat wrap machine.

A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of supplying drugs and remains in custody.

Det Insp Rhys Willis, from Operation Bantam, said: “These drugs were clearly being stored to be divided up and sold on and this is a good seizure for Hackney police that has taken a substantial quantity of illegal substances off the streets.”