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Operation Strongbox: drug offences down 15% say police

Officers stop drugs, weapons and criminal cash at border

Police say they've successfully stopped drugs, weapons and criminal cash from entering the Isle of Man since the borders relaxed.

Operation Strongbox has been running since fully vaccinated people were granted unrestricted travel on 28 June.

Officers since then have met around 1500 vehicles, and 1000 foot passengers, at the Sea Terminal and carried out more than 100 searches.
Inspector Gavin Callow says they believe it's helped reduce drug offences by 15 per cent:

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