21/09/2018

Man Arrested In Connection With L'Derry Drugs Probe Released

A 48-year-old man arrested as part of a major investigation into drugs supply and money laundering in L'Derry has been released pending a report to the PPS.

A 34-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman arrested in Newtownabbey as part of the same investigation both remain in custody. Both were arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life and possession of a firearm and ammunition in suspicious circumstances.
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Detective Inspector Tom McClure said: "The arrests are linked to the seizure of a substantial quantity of suspected Cocaine and Herbal Cannabis with an estimated street value of over £750,000 that was seized from a vehicle that was stopped by police in Belfast on 08 February 2017. 

"This was a significant haul of drugs recovered by our officers as part of a proactive operation targeting criminals intent on making money from illicit drugs.

"I am pleased to have removed a suspected firearm and ammunition which had the potential to cause serious harm.

"We will continue in our efforts to make Northern Ireland a safer place to live and work by proactively investigating and arresting people involved in serious criminality."

(LM/CM)

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