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Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of importing drugs and assault on police

A man has been arrested on suspicion of importing controlled drugs and assault on police in Londonderry.

The 29-year-old was placed under arrested on Sunday morning after searches in the Crawford Square and Carnhill areas.

A number of suspected class A controlled drugs including cocaine were recovered, as well as cannabis (class B) and prescription drugs that have been seized for further examination.

A number of mobile phones, drug paraphernalia and a large sum of cash were also recovered during the searches.

Speaking about the raids, Detective Inspector Tom McClure said: "We know drugs are an issue of concern for local communities and we understand the misery drugs can cause to communities, to families and to those who get involved in drugs.

"We will continue to disrupt and arrest those involved in the sale and supply of drugs, bring individuals before the courts and work with communities and partner agencies to reduce the threat of harmful and illegal activity."

Anyone with any information about illegal drugs is urged to contact the PSNI's non-emergency number 101, or alternatively to contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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