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PSNI seize £250,000 worth of suspected drugs, cash and counterfeit products in Newry – woman (30) charged


Newry drug and cash seizure Credit: PSNI

Newry drug and cash seizure Credit: PSNI

Newry drug and cash seizure Credit: PSNI

Around £250,000 worth of suspected illegal drugs, cash and counterfeit products have been seized by police during an operation in Newry on Monday.

The PSNI confirmed a 30-year-old woman has been charged following the recovery, which also included a quad bike.

The woman has been charged with two counts of possession of a Class A controlled drug with intent to supply, two counts of being concerned in the supply of a Class B controlled drug and other related offences.

She is due to appear at Newry Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

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

PSNI Area Commander for Newry, Mourne & Down, Superintendent Norman Haslett said: "During the searches, we seized approximately £200,000 in both Class A and Class B suspected controlled drugs and counterfeit goods.

"A sum of £25,000 in cash and a quad bike were also seized during the proactive policing operation.

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"A 30-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of drugs offences remains in custody, assisting with enquiries.

“This is another example of the determination of local police officers to remove drugs from our streets and to arrest and prosecute those who make their living by dealing drugs.

"The devastating impact of the drugs trade on communities, families and children is well documented. Together we can stop it and I would appeal for anyone with any information about drug dealing in your local area to please pass this information to police, by calling 101.

"Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org."

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