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Three arrested after police discover £640k of cannabis in Armagh

Police seized more than £600,000 of cannabis. Credit: PSNI
Police seized more than £600,000 of cannabis. Credit: PSNI

Three men have been arrested after police discovered drugs worth an estimated £640,000 during searches in Armagh.

Detectives from the PSNI's Organised Crime Branch made the arrests after the planned search of a property in the Newry Road area of the city on Thursday.

Suspected herbal cannabis and drug-related paraphernalia was seized.

Two men aged 44 and a third man aged 42 were arrested on suspicion of a number of drug-related offences, including possession of a Class B controlled drug and possession of a Class B controlled drug with intent to supply.

All three men remain in custody.

Detective Inspector Barry Hamilton said: “These arrests and seizures are further evidence of our ongoing commitment to removing and disrupting the illegal supply of drugs in Northern Ireland. 

"We know that drugs can ruin lives and line the pockets of organised criminals, and we are determined to disrupt these criminal gangs. 

"We are committed to making Northern Ireland a hostile environment for those in our community who are involved in the drugs trade and anyone involved in the drugs trade, or anyone tempted to become involved should be under no illusion - we will seek to identify them, arrest them and place them before the courts. 

"I would appeal to anyone who has any information to call police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 969 of 23/05/19."

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