Police arrest two in Dalston after cannabis found in false wall

Two men were arrested in Dalston this morning after police found large quantities of cannabis concealed in a false wall.

Officers were carrying out a search warrant at an address in Tavistock Close when they made the discovery.

A police spokeswoman said: “So far officers have found 36kg of compressed cannabis; 32kg was in vacuum packs in a wall, another 3kg was found behind the bath tub and, on entering the building, officers found men compressing another 1kg of cannabis.”

The drugs have an estimated street value of �216,000.

The men, aged 24 and 32, were arrested for possession with intent to supply the drug and taken to an east London police station.

The warrant was part of Operation Bantam.