Belfast Telegraph

Cocaine found in birthday card

Around £40,000 worth of cocaine has been found in a birthday card sent to Northern Ireland.

The card containing the class A drug was posted in South Africa and intercepted by officers from the UK Border Agency in Belfast. It had been sent to an address in Glengormley and contained 110 grams of cocaine.

Officials said the drug had an estimated street value of up to £40,000 when cut with other substances.

A 21-year-old woman was arrested on Thursday at an address in Glengormley and was later released on bail pending further inquiries.

Maggie Eyden from the Northern Ireland branch of the Border Agency said they remained vigilant to prevent drugs entering the UK.

“Our officers are on constant alert to keep drugs and other banned substances out of the UK,” she said.

“Drugs devastate lives and communities and my officers at the UK Border Agency, along with colleagues from other law enforcement agencies, are determined to stop them reaching our streets.”

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