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£450,000 of drugs seized after cannabis packages from Portugal intercepted

Nearly half a million pounds worth of drugs have been seized after border officers intercepted two packages containing herbal cannabis from Portugal.

Two men aged 30 and 32 have been arrested in Northern Ireland on suspicion of offences linked to the importation of drugs, PSNI detective sergeant Denis McGaffin said.

Police searched houses in Ballymena and Portadown on Thursday as a follow-up to the discovery of the parcels from Portugal and the investigation has recovered roughly £450,000 worth of Class B drugs.

Det sgt McGaffin from Reactive and Organised Crime Branch said: "The arrests follow Border Force seizing two packages from Portugal on Monday 14 November which contained a quantity of herbal cannabis."

He added: "I am delighted that these drugs will never make it to the streets of Northern Ireland."

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