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£60,000 drugs find after car speeds off at checkpoint

By Staff Reporter

Published 15/06/2015

Cannabis with an estimated value of up to £60,000 and more than £10,000 in cash has been seized by the PSNI in Lisburn
Cannabis with an estimated value of up to £60,000 and more than £10,000 in cash has been seized by the PSNI in Lisburn

Cannabis with an estimated value of up to £60,000 and more than £10,000 in cash has been seized by the PSNI in Lisburn.

Police searched a property in the Linen Green area of the city after a vehicle linked to the address made off at speed from a vehicle checkpoint at 11.15pm on Saturday.

Inspector Michael Gregg said: "Inquiries established the vehicle was linked to an address in Lisburn and the property and vehicle were searched under warrant.

"Cannabis with an estimated value of up to £60,000 was seized along with quantities of suspected class A, class C and prescription drugs. A significant amount of cash was also recovered.

"Officers are now continuing to work to locate the driver of the vehicle, who was not present at the address.

"The recovery of these drugs by local police in Lisburn demonstrates the ongoing commitment of the officers here to serving the people of this city.

"With support from the community, we will continue to remove drugs from the streets of Lisburn and keep people safe."

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