Officers of HM Customs Marine Unit have this afternoon recovered a total of 22 bales of cannabis resin along the east side coast of the Rock.

The bales, with a total weight of approximately 650 kilograms and a street value of approximately £2.5 million, were observed scattered along the east side of the Rock by Officers of HM Customs Marine Unit.

It is believed that these must have been jettisoned by smugglers but no arrests have been made.

HM Customs and RGP marine units are currently combing the area for further bales.