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Man charged after parcel containing £120,000 worth of cocaine intercepted in ABC borough

He is due to appear at Banbridge Magistrates Court sitting at Newry tomorrow (Thursday)

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A man has been charged after a parcel containing cocaine with an estimated street value of £120,000 was intercepted in the borough.

Detectives from Organised Crime Branch have charged the 28-year-old with conspiring to fraudulently import a Class A drug, attempted possession of a Class A controlled drug and attempted possession of a Class A controlled drug with intent to supply.

The charges are in connection with the interception of a parcel containing cocaine with an approximate street value of £120,000 by UK Border Force and the search of a property in Rathfriland on Tuesday.

He is due to appear at Banbridge Magistrates Court sitting at Newry tomorrow (Thursday).

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

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