Police find 43 bags of cannabis hidden along Camden canal in run-up to festival

PUBLISHED: 09:56 10 July 2015 | UPDATED: 09:56 10 July 2015

The bags of cannabis were found at various spots along Camden canal towpath

The bags of cannabis were found at various spots along Camden canal towpath


Police stumbled across more than 40 bags of cannabis hidden in different spots along the Regent’s Canal towpath in Camden as part of a pre-festival sweep.

Some 43 bags of herbal cannabis and two wraps of cocaine were found during the search on Wednesday – as part of a preparations for today’s Camden Lock Live event.

Sgt Paul Taylor said the cannabis bags were found in “rubbish hiding places”.

A spokesman for the Met Police said: “On July 8 officers from the Camden Town Centre Team conducted a drug sweep in preparation for Camden Live to be held on the 10th July.

“Secreted in numerous locations along the Canal Towpath , Officers found a total of 43 self seal bags of herbal cannabis. The source as yet is unknown, extensive enquiries progressing.”

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