About £108,000-worth of cannabis resin and £62,000-worth of cocaine was seized by the police in Douglas this morning.
Over the last week officers from the police force’s ‘pro-active team’ and dog unit have worked with Customs and Excise on ‘Operation Ring of Steel’.
At 6.30am today (Monday), officers from the pro-active team detained two women at a hotel on Douglas Promenade.
Following inquiries and a search of the women’s vehicle, they found the drugs.
The women, aged 24 and 27, are from the Liverpool area are currently at police headquarters helping with inquiries.
Detective Sergeant Paul Holland said: ‘Seizing approximately £170,000 of controlled drugs destined for the Isle of Man is a significant seizure.
‘I would like to thank the dog unit and Customs and Excise for their continued support. This highlights the need for the continued partnership work, to remove controlled drugs from the streets of the Isle of Man.
‘This further reinforces the message to these individuals intent on importing and supplying controlled drugs to the Isle of Man that a robust stance will be taken.’