09/01/2019

Man Arrested As Police Intercept Drugs On Route To NI

A 45-year-old man has been arrested after a package destined for Northern Ireland containing £12,000 worth of cocaine was intercepted in London.

The suspicious post led police to search a property in Enniskillen and arrest the suspect on Monday 07 January.

Sergeant Michael Drew from the PSNI's District Support Team said: "A package was intercepted in London, which had been sent from America and was destined for Northern Ireland.

"It contained a white powder which we believe to be cocaine with a street value of approximately £12,000. Following this, police officers searched a property in the Tiravally area of Enniskillen on 21 December.
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"Attempts were made to bring these drugs into Northern Ireland and there is no doubt that they were destined for sale within our community, bringing misery onto our streets. The importation of illegal drugs causes significant harm within communities and causes irreparable damage to the families and individuals whose lives it destroys. 

"We are committed to preventing the supply of drugs and bringing those involved before the courts. This incident highlights how successful we can be when we work together."

The man was arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including importation, attempted possession of a class A drug and intent to supply.

The PSNI Sergeant also appealed to anyone with information about the supply of drugs in their own community to contact local police using non-emergency line 101, or alternatively via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



(JG/CM)

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