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Man (41) to appear in court following A1 drugs seizure worth £900,000

Loughbrickland policing

A man is to appear in court following the seizure of around £900,000 worth of drugs on the A1 on Wednesday.

The 41-year-old has been charged with a number of offences including possession and possession with intent to supply Class B controlled drugs.

He is due to appear at Newry Magistrates’ Court this morning (Friday).

As is normal procedure all charges will be reviewed by the PPS.

It comes after a cross-border operation into organised crime at Loughbrickland.

Various agencies were involved, with ANPR Interceptor Team officers supporting local PSNI officers, Tactical Support Group and Organised Crime Unit.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “Police were also joined by our Agency partners from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

“During this operation which took place on the A1 dual carriageway one driver was arrested after a search of a vehicle revealed a large amount of cannabis with an estimated street value of around £900,000.”

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