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Police in GAA star Peter Loughran inquiry target 'drug kingpin'

Cracking of criminal phone network 'led cops to Loughran and Co Down dealer'

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Peter Loughran

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Templepatrick drugs find

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Crime godfather Christy Kinahan

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Officers seize £3m of illegal cigarettes

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Brian Foster

Peter Loughran

Detectives investigating a suspected multi-million pound cocaine smuggling gang they have linked to an All-Ireland winner are also looking at a suspected drugs boss in Downpatrick.

Officers who arrested and charged former Tyrone footballer Peter Loughran are now focusing on the man who lives in the Co Down town and is alleged to oversee a vast drugs supply network.

This individual is believed to be responsible for distributing to street dealers the huge amount of cocaine and cannabis smuggled into Northern Ireland.