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Man arrested over £120k Omagh drugs find

Published 27/08/2016

Police seized these drugs in Omagh
Police seized these drugs in Omagh
Police seized these drugs in Omagh

A man has been arrested after police found around £120,000 of suspected cannabis and 13kg of cutting agent in a car.

The 23-year-old male was arrested on Friday afternoon regarding a number of drug related offences including possession of a class B drug, possession of a class B drug with intent to supply, conspiracy to supply a class A drug and encouraging or assisting an offence believing one or more will be committed.

Detective Inspector Tom McClure from Reactive and Organised Crime Branch said, "The arrest follows an incident on Friday when shortly before 3pm, Police stopped and searched a vehicle on the Great Northern Road. Approximately £120,000 of suspected herbal Cannabis as well as approximately 13kg of suspected cutting agent for class A drugs were seized."

Police carried out a number of house searches in Derry on Friday evening following this seizure. A small amount of suspected herbal cannabis and a mobile phone were seized.

DI McClure continued; "Our investigation is at an early stage. We continue our efforts to keep people safe by removing drugs from the streets and arresting anyone suspected of involvement in their supply.

"I appeal to anyone who has any concerns or information about illegal drugs to contact their local Police on the non-emergency number 101. Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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