02/01/2019

Massive Drugs Find After Disqualified Driver Stopped By Police

A large quantity of drugs has been seized by police in Lisburn after they stopped a disqualified driver on New Year's Eve.

The discovery was made on Monday 31 December, the same day that officers in the city arrested two people after a gun and suspected Class A drugs were found during three searches in the area.

In a post on social media, PSNI Lisburn said the driver got into his vehicle, which was uninsured, directly in front of an officer on duty.

The resulting arrest led to the car being seized and a follow-up search of the property in which cannabis plants, a cannabis grow tent and a large amount of suspected class A drugs were found.
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"It started as he took his disqualified driving self, jumped into an uninsured car and started your drive, but unfortunately for him this just happened to be in front of one of the guys in the team," the officer wrote.

"Why did he do this? Who knows! Just obviously doesn't care about being disqualified, but hey, sometimes you're in the right place at the right time and just got to take what's in front of you.

"Now that resulted in him losing the car for a start, and not a bad motor either, and then led to a search of a property which started with some cannabis plants being discovered in a now very dismantled grow tent...

"It's all now safe and sound in our property store."



(JG/MH)

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