CUMBRIA Police are launching a drug activity appeal. 

This follows information that vulnerable people in parts of the county have been asked to take in parcels containing imported cannabis. 

Law enforcement says they will be taking action against this sort of activity. 

In a post on social media, Cumbria Police wrote: "We will be taking positive action against those involved in this criminality which is an offence under the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 & Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 - This can hold a sentence up to 14 years imprisonment and an unlimited fine."

Inspector Pete Aiston from the Allerdale Neighbourhood Policing Team: “Where we receive intelligence of criminality in our community – particularly where that information relates to allegations of drug supply and the targeting of vulnerable people – action will be taken.

"Although Class B drugs may not pose the same level of risk as Class A substances, their importation contributes to illegal drug markets.

"It undermines efforts to address substance abuse issues.

"The courts take a firm stance on Class B drug importation to deter individuals from participating in drug trafficking activities.

“We continue to encourage anyone with suspicions that illegal activity is taking place in their community to come forward so that intelligence can be logged, ready to be acted upon by our officers.”

We are looking to challenge the use and supply of drugs in the area.

Members of the public are asked to contact the police if they witness any suspicious activity.