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Drugs worth £20,000 found when police stop car

Published 08/01/2016

Police found the drugs after stopping a car in Co Antrim
Police found the drugs after stopping a car in Co Antrim

Drugs with a street value of £20,000 have been recovered after police stopped a car in Co Antrim.

Two kilograms of amphetamine, commonly known as speed, was found when officers stopped the vehicle on Nutts Corner Road at about 4.30pm on Thursday.

A quantity of white powder was also seized during a follow up search at an address in Lisburn.

A 26 year old man arrested at the scene is still being held on suspicion of possession of a class A drug and possession of a class A drug with intent to supply.

Police Service of Northern Ireland Inspector Mark Robinson said: " We are totally committed to addressing the problem of controlled drugs within our communities.

"Amphetamine is a very dangerous illegal drug and we have a duty to protect the public and to keep people safe. We want to send a very clear message to those involved in supplying any form of controlled drugs, that if detected, they can expect to be brought before the courts."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

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