Oldham team £2.9m cannabis seizure - man due in court

Date published: 26 July 2021

A man has been charged following the seizure of almost £3m worth of cannabis.

Shan Gao (aged 53) of Moss Lane East in Manchester has been charged with importing Class B drugs with intent to evade prohibition or restriction.

He has been remanded in custody and will appear before Tameside Magistrates Court today (Monday).

On Friday (July 23), a man was arrested by Oldham Challenger Team following the seizure of over 400kg of cannabis by UK Border Force, worth an estimated £2.9 million.

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