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Vacuum bags containing cannabis seized; three men arrested

Vacuum bags containing traces of herbal cannabis were among items seized from a county Armagh house yesterday (Monday).

Detectives from Reactive and Organised Crime in Craigavon have arrested three men following the seizure of drugs by the National Crime Agency .

Officers conducted searches of a house in Clonavon Avenue, a  car at Clonavon Avenue and a house on Tandragee Road, Portadown on Monday, 12 October.

A number of vacuum bags containing traces of herbal cannabis were recovered from the car and cash, Class B drugs and documentation were seized from a house on Tandragee Road.

Three men, aged 29, 41 and 53 years old were arrested.

The 29-year-old man was arrested for illegal entry into the UK and importation of Class B drugs, the 41-year-old man was arrested for possession of criminal property and the 53-year-old man was arrested for being concerned in the supply of Class B controlled drugs.

The three men are currently assisting police with their enquiries.

Detective Inspector Keith Gawley said: “Once again this demonstrates how effective and successful we can be when we work together. I would encourage anyone who has information about criminal activity and the sale and use of illegal drugs to contact us on 101.”

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