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Organised Crime Branch detectives seize suspected cannabis with estimated street value of £1.7M

Bags of cannabis seized by police

Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Organised Crime Branch have seized suspected cannabis with an estimated street value of £1.7m.

Detective Chief Inspector Gail McCormick said:

“The suspected cannabis was seized following the search of a lorry in the Cookstown area on Sunday 8th October. It has now been taken away for further forensic examination.

"A 41 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs and possession of class B drugs with intent to supply and he remains in custody at this time.

“As a result of today’s search a large quantity of suspected dangerous controlled drugs are now safely off our streets. Drugs have no place in our community and I am making a direct appeal to anyone with information about the illicit supply, possession or misuse of drugs to contact police on the non-emergency number 101, or submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via

"You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at"


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