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Man arrested, drugs seized from South Mimms wards UK News

Suspected cannabis worth an estimated £ 50,000 was seized by police following the targeted stop of a South Mimms service van.

Officers from Operation Hertsmere Scorpion, a team that targets burglars, thieves and those involved in drug and vehicle related crimes, stopped the vehicle in Bignells Corner on Friday, May 7.

The vehicle and driver were searched and several bags of suspected cannabis were found, officers also seized material suspected of being used in the cultivation of cannabis.

The alleged Class B drug transport is estimated to have a potential market value of over £ 50,000.

The stop came following reports received by the force that the van had been involved in tipping the flies.

A 36-year-old man from London has been arrested on charges of possession with intent to supply Class B drugs and of concern about the cultivation of cannabis.

He was released under investigation while the investigations are completed.

Detective Inspector Baz Kaila said: “This successful shutdown of the Operation Scorpion team means that a large amount of suspected illicit drugs will not reach our streets for sale.

“It also shows how valuable public intelligence is in the fight against crime, every piece of information has the potential to lead to the arrest of a suspected criminal.”

“If you believe that someone, a vehicle or an address is involved in a crime, you can really make a difference to the community by reporting this information to us.”

Anyone with information was urged to contact the police via the non-urgent number 101 or online at

Anyone with information can report it online at, or call the non-urgent number 101, citing the crime reference 41/30719/21.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-13 15:48:33