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Two men arrested after £70,000 drug seizure in Banbridge

Two men have been arrested following the seizure of an estimated £70,000 worth of suspected drugs in Banbridge.

Detectives from PSNI Organised Crime Unit made the arrest after stopping a Volkswagen Golf on the Newry road, Friday night.

Police carried out a search of the vehicle which resulted in the seizure of suspected Class A and Class B drugs. Police also seized suspected ammunition and a number of electronic devices.

Detective Inspector Keith Gawley said: "The 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 on a Class B controlled drug with intent to supply.

"Both men remain in custody, assisting police with their enquiries.

"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.

“Anyone with any information about drugs or any illegal activity should contact police by calling 101. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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