THREE men caught with more than £2 million worth of cannabis have been jailed for more than a decade between them.

Mariusz Musial, Marcin Wielgus and Wojceich Michalski were transporting huge amounts of the class B drug across the UK.

But the were caught as part of an operation carried out by Hampshire Constabulary’s Serious and Organised Crime Unit.

The trio were arrested in December 2018 on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of cannabis.

Michalski was found to be driving a vehicle containing 55kg of cannabis on the M1 southbound in Buckinghamshire on December 3.

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Musial, formerly of Southampton, and Wielgus were linked to a 170kg of cannabis loaded in a van near Coalville in Leicestershire which was recovered by officers from the Serious and Organised Unit on December 4.

The drugs combined came to a street value of £2.25million.

Yesterday, all three were jailed.

Musial, 31, of Orchard Mead, Waterlooville was sentenced to five years

Wielgus, 42, of Waterhouse Street, Hertfordshire was sentenced to three years and six months

Michalski, 54, of Gilderdale, Luton was sentenced to 21 months

Musial, Wielgus and Michalski pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply cannabis earlier this year.

In sentencing, Judge Rowland stated that it was a sophisticated conspiracy to distribute cannabis that had been imported and that the police should be commended for the extensive surveillance operation.