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Police find 'substantial' amount of suspected cocaine in crashed van in Fermanagh


Police have recovered a substantial quantity of suspected cocaine from a crashed van in Fermanagh.

Local officers responded to a report of an abandoned vehicle on the Marble Arch Road area of Enniskillen on Thursday night.

They located a van crashed on the road after 9pm and a search of the vehicle identified suspected cocaine.

No one was in the van and the investigation has been passed to detectives from Reactive and Organised Crime Branch.

Detective Inspector Alan Pyper, from ROC Branch, said: “The suspected drugs are being analysed but we believe this could be between seven and eight kilos of cocaine.

"We are delighted to have recovered this quantity of illegal drugs and our inquiries are continuing to establish a quantity and value.

“I would appeal to anyone who saw a red van in the vicinity of the Marble Arch Road between nine and 10 o’clock last night to contact detectives on the non-emergency number 101. People can also use the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111 and provide information. We are delighted to have recovered these suspected drugs with the assistance of local police.”

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