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Three charged as part of international drug trafficking operation

Three men arrested as part of the ongoing major international drug trafficking operation have tonight been charged with various drugs offences, including conspiracy to supply cannabis.

A 32-year-old man will appear before a special sitting of Newry Magistrates’ Court this Saturday, April 4.

The other two men arrested yesterday, aged 40 and 53, will appear before a special sitting of Newtownards Magistrates’ Court.

The value of the cannabis seized at Mullaghbawn in South Armagh is now believed to be in the region of £275,000. Originally, the estimated street value had been given as £200,000.

As is normal procedure, the charges against the three men will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

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