Belfast Telegraph

Pair quizzed over £70,000 drugs bust in Banbridge

By Adrian Rutherford

Two men are being questioned after police seized drugs worth an estimated £70,000.

The discovery was made after officers stopped a Volkswagen Golf on the Newry Road travelling northbound near Banbridge on Friday night.

A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of suspected class A and class B drugs. Police also seized suspected ammunition and electronic devices.

Two men, aged in their 40s, were arrested on suspicion of drugs-related offences, including possession of a class A controlled drug with intent to supply and possession of a class B controlled drug with intent to supply.

Detective Inspector Keith Gawley said: "The PSNI is committed to making Northern Ireland a hostile environment for those in our community who are involved in serious drug crimes.

"We will seek to identify them, arrest them and place them before the courts."

Upper Bann MP David Simpson welcomed the find, branding drugs a "scourge" on society.

"I commend the PSNI for their work in stomping out criminal activity and any potential for these harmful substances to be present in society," he said.

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