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Man charged after 25,000 Class C pills seized in joint PSNI/Garda operation

A 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drugs trafficking offences this evening (Tuesday).

The arrest, in the Newry area, came after approximately 25,000 Class C pills were seized.pills

The man was interviewed at Armagh in connection with the joint PSNI/An Garda Siochana investigation.

He has since been charged and is due to appear before Newry Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Wednesday).

Detective Inspector Andy Dunlop of the PSNI Reactive and Organised Crime Branch said: “People should only take medication which has been lawfully prescribed to them by a medical professional.

“There is no quality assurance aspect built in the production of any drugs bought over the internet or on the street.

“People do not know what they are buying. A serious risk of harm exists to someone who illegally buys and consumes any medicines without a proper diagnosis having been made.”

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