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Man charged after £160,000 Co Armagh drugs find

The 33-year-old man is due in court on Thursday morning

A man has been charged after police uncovered £160,000 worth of drugs in Co Armagh on Tuesday (November 14).

Detectives have charged a 33-year old man with possession of a class A controlled drug, possession of a class B controlled drug, possessing a class A controlled drug with intent to supply, possessing a class B controlled drug with intent to supply and possessing criminal property.

He is expected to appear before Banbridge Magistrates’ Court tomorrow morning, (Thursday).

The charges are in connection with the seizure of suspected Class A and Class B controlled drugs worth an estimated street value of £160,000 and a quantity of cash following searches of two houses in the Bessbrook area.

A 27-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman also arrested as part of the same investigation have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

As is normal procedure all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service. 

Commenting on the seizure, Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy, said: “This significant seizure of drugs means that lives have been saved.

“It is essential that the PSNI is effective in removing drugs from our streets.

Councillor Roisin Mulgrew added: “I share the delight of the community that such a huge amount of drugs have been taken off our streets.”

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