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Armagh house search after £300,000 drugs seized on lorry in Ballymena

A man was arrested in Armagh yesterday (Saturday) on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class B drugs.

The 35-year-old remains in police custody.

His arrest came during a follow-up search conducted at a house in the Armagh area after an earlier seizure of drugs in Ballymena.

Detectives from Reactive and Organised Crime Branch made two arrests in total and seized a substantial quantity of suspected herbal cannabis following the search of a lorry on the Moorfields Road shortly after 7am.

Suspected cannabis with a street value of approximately £300,000 was recovered from the vehicle.

A 25-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of possession of class B drugs, possession of class B drugs with intent to supply and being concerned in the supply of class B drugs.

He has since been formally charged and is due to appear before Coleraine Magistrates’ Court on Monday, May 9.

The 35-year-old arrested in Armagh is still in custody.

Detective Inspector Keith Gawley said: “ I am very pleased to have removed a substantial amount of suspected illegal drugs from the hands of those keen to profit on the misery of others.

“Anyone with information about the supply or use of illegal drugs can play their part by giving that information to police by phoning on 101. Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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