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Drugs with street value of £330k seized


Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland's Organised Crime Branch, assisted by officers from the Mid Ulster District Support Team and local Neighbourhood officers, have arrested four people and seized suspected class A, B and C drugs following searches in the Dungannon area on Thursday, September 15.


Detective Inspector Kelly said:


"Searches were conducted at a business premises and two residential properties where a quantity of suspected drugs with an estimated street value of approximately £330,000 and drug paraphernalia was seized along with other items, including phones, a vehicle and a quantity of cash.



"Two women, aged 42 and 62, and two men, aged 20 and 73, were arrested on suspicion of a number of drugs related offences. The 73 year old man has since been released on police bail while the other three suspects remain in custody.

 

“From the various types and quantities of drugs seized it is clear that this was a highly active and large scale criminal enterprise and the seizures and arrests will cause a significant disruption to the supply of drugs in the Dungannon area.



“I would encourage anyone who has information about the use or supply of illegal drugs to contact police on the non-emergency number 101. Alternatively, information can 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.”


Anyone who thinks they might have a problem with alcohol and/or drugs and would like to get help can visit www.drugsandalcoholni.info   This also includes details of services available for individuals affected by someone else’s drinking and/or drug misuse.


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