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Lurgan cemetery security alert linked to drug search

The object was discovered in St Coleman's Cemetery in Lurgan. Credit: Google
The object was discovered in St Coleman's Cemetery in Lurgan. Credit: Google

A security alert at a Lurgan cemetery was linked to a search operation aimed at tackling drug dealing, police have said.

The operation was launch on Monday morning following community concerns about drug dealing in the area.

A PSNI spokesperson said: "Lurgan Neighbourhood Team were present on the ground as we worked to try and locate the pills and powders which have lead to too many lives being ruined and lost in our district."

During the search a suspicious object was found in St Coleman's Cemetery that police are currently dealing with.

"We'd like to thank the local community for their continued patience and support during a time when, through no fault of their own, alarming and dangerous circumstances have been thrust upon them," the spokesperson added.

"We will work as quickly, but as safely as possible, to keep the community safe and have this resolved as soon as possible."

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