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Duo forced to flee Carrickfergus house after reporting drug find to police

By Joanne Sweeney

Two men who came across a possible paramilitary drugs stash at a house which they visited on a business enquiry were intimidated into leaving by two masked men after they called police.

They came across a bag which contained suspected cannabis and white powder in the house in Carrickfergus, Co Antrim, as well as paraphernalia and balaclavas associated with paramilitary organisations.

After they raised the alarm, two masked men smashed the windows in the house and threatened the men, who were forced to leave.

By the time the police had arrived a short time later to check out the report, there was no trace of the bag.

Neither man was physically hurt in the incident which happened at Cherry Walk on Tuesday morning.

PSNI area commander for the area Chief Inspector Stephen Reid appealed for information from the public and added: "This is totally unacceptable behaviour.

"These two innocent gentlemen were carrying out their day's work and quite rightly alerted police when they found something they thought was untoward."

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