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Three people arrested following drugs seizure in Portadown

Portadown seizure 20.09.23

Three people have been arrested following a drugs seizure in Portadown on Wednesday.

Officers from Portadown Neighbourhood Policing Team, along with colleagues from Tactical Support Group, made the arrests following planned searches at three residential properties and one business premises in the town.

Assorted suspected controlled drugs with an estimated street value of £7,000 were seized along with a sum of cash and drugs paraphernalia.

A 21-year-old man and a 63-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class A controlled drug with intent to supply, possession of a Class A controlled drug, and possession of criminal property.

Both remain in custody at this time, assisting with police enquiries.

A 42-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of possession of Class A, B and C controlled drugs, possession of a Class A controlled drug with intent to supply and possession of criminal property. He was bailed to return for interview at a later date.

Neighbourhood Policing Inspector Ruston said: “Tackling drugs supply is a priority for Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon district, and these arrests demonstrate our commitment to keeping our local communities safe from this type of criminality.

“We would appeal to anyone with information or concerns around the illegal supply of drugs to contact police on 101. Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

Thursday, September 21 update: A man, aged 21, and a woman, aged 63, arrested yesterday, Wednesday, September 20, following the seizure of a quantity of suspected illegal drugs in Portadown, have been released on bail to allow for further police enquiries.

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