Six packages of drugs have been seized at East Midlands Airport before they could be posted to their intended recipients, say police.
The parcels of cannabis were destined to head to addresses in Scotland and Northern Ireland, according to the Leicestershire Police beat officers based at the Castle Donington airport.
The officers tweeted a number of photographs of the cannabis in evidence bags and said: “Earlier we attended one of the on-site cargo companies and seized six packages of cannabis heading for Scotland and Northern Ireland.
“All evidentially booked in and intelligence submitted for ongoing investigation.
“It could be us knocking your door, not the courier.”
The drugs were seized last night.
Despite lockdown travel restrictions, the airport beat team been busy in recent weeks and has urged people to read up on the regulations and to stay away after encountering a number of people who made unlawful trips to the site.
The officers have handed out fines to those who have broken the regulations.
Also, one officer’s ‘body-camera’ footage was made public to show how he dealt with two people who had driven to the airport perimeter to watch planes arriving and taking off.
The unidentified officer told the pair his health worker wife cries at night because she has seen so many people die from Covid-19.