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22/09/2021

BREAKING: Man arrested in Derry in relation to seizure of cocaine and herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of over £750,000

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Detectives from the PSNI’s Organised Crime Unit today arrested two men in Lisburn and Derry today as part of a major investigation into drugs supply and money laundering. The men aged 26 and 42 were arrested on suspicion of supplying Class A and Class B controlled drugs, namely cocaine and cannabis. A house was also searched in the Buncrana Road area of the city as part of the operation. A number of mobile phones were seized. They have been taken to Strand Road where they are currently being questioned. Detective Inspector Tom McClure said: “The arrests are linked to the seizure of a substantial quantity of Cocaine and Herbal Cannabis with an estimated street value of over £750,000 that was seized from a vehicle that was stopped by police in Belfast on 08 February 2017. "This was a significant haul of drugs recovered by our officers as part of a proactive operation targeting criminals intent on making money from illicit drugs. “I would also like to thank our colleagues in An Garda Siochana for their assistance during the course of this investigation. “I would ask anyone who has any information about the use or supply of illegal drugs to contact police on the non-emergency number 101. Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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