Police seize suspected drugs and £12,500 in cash following searches

Suspected cannabis and around £12,500 in cash (plus over 8,000 in Euro) were seized on Tuesday following a police operation.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 10:31 am

Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Organised Crime Unit seized the suspected drugs with an estimated street value of around £8,500, as well as equipment used in the cultivation of Class B drugs.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of a number of drugs-related offences. They are currently in Omagh custody suite where they are being questioned by detectives.

Detective Inspector Aubrey Shaw said on Tuesday: “The arrests and seizures were the result of searches carried out this morning in the Mid Ulster area, namely Moy, Armagh and Dungannon.

“The searches were carried out as part of an investigation into suspected drugs criminality in these areas.

“A 30-year-old man was arrested following a search in Moy, and a 32-year-old man was arrested following a search in Armagh.

“Both men were arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis, possession of a Class B controlled drug, possession of a Class B controlled drug with intent to supply, and possession of criminal property.

“They remain in police custody at this time.”

Detective Inspector Shaw continued: “People who bring drugs into our communities don’t care about the pain and misery caused to communities. They only care about themselves.

“We will continue to disrupt those involved in drugs criminality and this works best when we work hand in hand with people in our communities.

“Information from local people gives us the chance to remove drugs and other harmful substances from local areas and put those responsible before the courts.

“The information may lead to the start of a new investigation, but no matter how seemingly insignificant, with the continued help and support of the community, we will continue to address this issue as a priority.

“I want to take this opportunity to appeal to anyone with information about the supply of illegal drugs, or anyone who has concerns, to get in touch with us on 101.”

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