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Cocaine worth £30,000 discovered after police stop man in car

A substantial amount of cash was also seized

A man has been arrested following a seizure of suspected cocaine to the value of £30,000 in Newry last night (Friday).

Detectives from Criminal Investigation Branch based at Mahon Road working with local police in Newry arrested the 29-year-old man on suspicion of a number of drugs related offences.

The man was stopped by a police patrol as he drove his car in the Dorans Hill area of Newry at around 9pm on Friday evening.

A search of the man and his car was then carried out and a quantity of suspected class A drugs and cash was recovered.

Further follow up searches were carried out at other locations in the Newry area.

In total, around £30k of suspected cocaine has been recovered as well as a substantial amount of cash.

The man has been arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including possession of a class A controlled drug with intent to supply and possessing criminal property.

He remains in custody this morning assisting officers with their enquiries.

Detective Inspector Keith Gawley said: “I would ask anyone with any information about the use or supply of illegal drugs to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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