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Woman bailed after £18k worth of cocaine seized in Co Down

Cocaine with a suspected street value of £18k was seized. (Chris Young/PA)
Cocaine with a suspected street value of £18k was seized. (Chris Young/PA)

A 45-year-old woman has been released on bail after police seized suspected cocaine worth an estimated street value of £18k in Co Down on Thursday morning.

The woman has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Police discovered the drugs in Ballynahinch after acting on information provided by An Garda Siochana  who had detained a number of individuals and seized a large quantity of herbal cannabis near Dublin.

PSNI officers carried out a search under the Misuse of Drugs Act at an address in Riverside Meadows shortly after midnight.

A quantity of suspected class A drugs were discovered and will now be sent for closer forensic examination.

Detective Sergeant Johnston said that the operation showed the efficiency of cross-border co-operation between the PSNI and An Garda Siochana.

"Such close liaison between the agencies of the Joint Agency Taskforce can help law enforcement in both jurisdictions identify criminality, make arrests and ultimately place individuals before the courts," he said.

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