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Three men charged following discovery of £640,000 worth of cannabis in Armagh

Drugs find Newry Road, Armagh

Three men have been charged following the discovery of £640,000 worth of cannabis in Armagh on Thursday.

Detectives from the Organised Crime Branch have charged the two men, aged 44 and a man aged 42 with a number of charges including being concerned in the supply of class B drugs, possession of class B rugs and possession of class B drugs with intent to supply.

The men are due to appear at Newry Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, May 25.

As is normal procedure all charges are reviewed by the PPS.

Speaking following the discovery, Detective Inspector Barry Hamilton, said: “These seizures are further evidence of our ongoing commitment to removing and disrupting the illegal supply of drugs in Northern Ireland.

“We know that drugs can ruin lives and line the pockets of organised criminals, and we are determined to disrupt these criminal gangs.

“We are committed to making Northern Ireland a hostile environment for those in our community who are involved in the drugs trade and anyone involved in the drugs trade, or anyone tempted to become involved should be under no illusion – we will seek to identify them, arrest them and place them before the courts.

Commenting on the drugs raid Alderman Gareth Wilson said: “This is both an excellent operation by PSNI and also a very shocking illustration of just how much of a grip illegal drugs have on our society.

“It is deeply concerning and should worry everyone as to the detrimental effects illegal drug use is having on users in this Borough and across the country.”

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