Two arrests after drugs are seized in Mid Ulster area

Detectives from the Organised Crime Unit yesterday seized cannabis with an estimated street value of £8,500 together with £12,500 and just over 8,000 Euros in cash, as well as equipment used in the cultivation of Class B drugs.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 9:37 am
Updated Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 3:42 pm

Two men were arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of a number of drugs-related offences.

Detective Inspector Aubrey Shaw said: “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.

Drugs seized by police during the operation.

“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."

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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