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Two Northern Ireland men caught in Scotland carrying suspected heroin

By Claire Williamson

Published 03/07/2015

Two men from Northern Ireland have been stopped by police in Scotland caught with a quantity of suspected heroin.

They are expected to appear at Stranraer Sheriff Court on Monday July 6 charged with possession of a class A drug with intent to supply.

One of the men is aged 41 from Magherafelt and a 30-year-old from Cookstown - they were arrested by Police Scotland officers in Cairnryan at the ferry terminal on July 2.

Officers from the PSNI’s Reactive and Organised Crime Branch have been liaising with Police Scotland in relation to the arrests. Searches were also carried out in the Cookstown and Magherafelt areas.

Detective Inspector Tom McClure said: “We are grateful to our colleagues in Police Scotland for making these arrests.

"The PSNI is committed to policing the threat posed by drugs in Northern Ireland and will continue to work with our colleagues in both Police Scotland and elsewhere in relation to detecting those involved in the illegal supply of drugs.”

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