A 34-year-old man has been sentenced to nine months in jail after £1.2 million ($1.9 million) worth of cannabis fell from a horsebox being driven on the M1 motorway in Northern Ireland.
The driver pleaded guilty to possession of a Class B controlled drug with intent to supply.
Detectives reacted to the sentencing by stating it sends a “clear message” about dealing drugs in their jurisdiction.
“Drug dealers don’t care about individuals and communities, or the lives and relationships that get destroyed along the way. Their interest is purely with lining their own pockets,” the spokesperson said. “I hope that today’s sentencing sends out a clear message to those who think they can profit at the expense of others.”
Cannabis has been considered an illegal substance in Ireland since 1934, while medical cannabis is permitted on a case-by-case basis. Calls for legalizing adult-use
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