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Cash and firearm seized in police drug operation

Police in Lurgan have seized cash and a firearm in a proactive operation to tackle drugs related crime.

Searches of properties in Lurgan Tarry and Albert Mews were conducted on Wednesday morning, 5 February. A sum of cash, believed to be between £7,500 and £10,000 was seized in addition to a firearm.

In a separate incident, officers arrested a 23 year old man for possession of Class B drugs and possession of Class B drugs with intent to supply.

Officers were on foot patrol in the Albert Street area on Wednesday afternoon, 5 February, when they observed a male carrying a bag. The male ran off from police and discarded the bag. Officers recovered the bag which was found to contain a substantial amount of cannabis.

A 23 year old male was arrested a short time later in the Lough Road area.

During a subsequent search of a house in the Lurgan area a small amount of cannabis and cash were seized.

The male was later released on bail pending further enquiries.

 Inspector Ken Annett, Lurgan Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Tackling drugs is a priority for us and we hope these proactive searches and arrest send the clear message that there is no hiding place for those who attempt to use or supply drugs in our community.

“We will continue to take action on information provided to us and do our utmost to bring those who continue to flout the law before the courts.”

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