Stop and search leads to seizure of £50K in drugs

Items seized by the police following the stop and search
Items seized by the police following the stop and search

Magherafelt police say they have seized drugs with an estimated street value of £50,000 and over £10,000 in cash.

They say it follows the arrest of a man in the town yesterday.

"A male walking through the town this afternoon was stopped and detained for a search, in his possession were drugs and £9000 cash in a vacuum packed bag," they said in a social media post.

"The male was arrested for possession of criminal property and drugs. After his arrest follow up searches of property linked to the male recovered a significant amount of drugs and cash."