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Port ID checks could increase drug arrests

Police call for greater security controls

The Isle of Man Constabulary says port identity checks could improve the successes of its drugs squad.

The Police Pro Active Team seized £196,000 worth of cannabis in Pulrose this weekend - an amount that officers believe typically arrives on Island in just a fortnight. 

Many residents have voiced their support for stricter border security checks, but the Home Affairs minister says we're some way from introducing it.

Bill Malarkey blamed the delay on a lack of clear Brexit plans in the UK, which has thrown the future of borders across the British Isles into disarray. 

Detective Sergeant Vinny Lund says resources in the Constabulary are low, but adding to the team isn't as easy as it sounds:

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