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Drugs inquiry police seize more than £400,000 in Armagh

Published 18/08/2016

Police have arrested two men after seizing more than £400,000 as part of a drugs investigation
Police have arrested two men after seizing more than £400,000 as part of a drugs investigation

More than £400,000 has been seized by police in Northern Ireland as part of a drugs investigation.

Detectives arrested two men during an ongoing probe into illegal drugs supply and money laundering.

The suspects, aged 30 and 32, were detained in the Armagh area on Wednesday night after police stopped a lorry on the Portadown Road.

A substantial amount of cash, estimated to be £215,000 and 225,000 euro (£194,000), was uncovered in a holdall, a backpack and a plastic bag in the lorry's cab.

A subsequent search of a property in Armagh led detectives from the reactive and organised crime branch to seize four high-value watches and other items.

A search of a property in the Sixmilecross area of Tyrone is also taking place.

The two suspects are being interviewed at a police station in Belfast.

This is the latest stage in an investigation into illegal drugs supply and money laundering.

Last month, detectives charged four people with a range of offences after seizing vehicles, cash and watches in Armagh.

Detective Inspector Tom McClure said officers remained committed to making Northern Ireland a hostile environment for those involved in major drug crime.

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