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Three arrested after £250,000 of suspected cocaine found in Crumlin

Three men have been arrested after £250,000 worth of cocaine was recovered in Crumlin.

Two men, aged 22 and 42, were arrested by detectives from the PSNI's Criminal Investigation Branch after searches were carried on the Dundrod Road at Nutts Corner on Thursday at around 4.45pm.

A quantity of suspected cocaine with a street value of £250,000 was recovered.

A second vehicle was stopped on the Edenbane Road area of Kilrea, and a 30-year-old man was subsequently arrested.

Detective Inspector Andrew Hamlin said: “The three men were arrested on suspicion of possession of Class A controlled drugs and possession of Class A controlled drugs with intent to supply. They remain in police custody.

“Tackling the illegal sale and use of drugs is a priority for police. Seizures such as this demonstrate our ongoing commitment to tackling the scourge of drugs in our society."

“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."

“I would encourage anyone who has any information about the use or supply of illegal drugs to contact police on the non-emergency number 101 with any information they have.

"Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers  on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speck up and stop crime."

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