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Man (29) charged after police searches in Mid Ulster over £360,000 drug seizure


Credit: Peter Mulhy/AFP/Getty Images

Credit: Peter Mulhy/AFP/Getty Images

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Credit: Peter Mulhy/AFP/Getty Images

A 29-year-old man has been charged after two searches of properties in the Mid Ulster area earlier today. 

Detectives from Organised Crime Branch conducted two pre-planned searches of properties in the area on Saturday morning.

During the searches, a number of items were seized, which police said have been taken away for examination.

The man was arrested on suspicion of offences including being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs and possession of criminal property.

He is due to appear before Londonderry Magistrates Court on Monday, July 5.

As is usual procedure, all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

Today’s searches are in relation to the seizure of a significant amount of suspected Class A drugs in the Mid Ulster area in January 2021 with an estimated street value of £360,000.

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A PSNI spokesperson added: “We, as a Police Service, are committed to tackling criminality, including the scourge of drugs. We are all too familiar with the devastation caused by such criminality and we continue to focus our efforts on removing illegal and dangerous drugs and targeting those involved in their sale and supply.”

Anyone with any information or concerns regarding criminality in the community can contact police on 101, or submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/

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