Suspected Firearm And Drugs Seized In PSNI Searches

A suspected firearm and large quantity of suspected Class B drugs have been seized by the PSNI during a major search operation in L'Derry and Antrim.

Led by North West Criminal Investigation, the operation involved three searches at addresses in L'Derry and a fourth search at an address in Antrim on Monday, 17 June. It was during the search in Antrim the suspected weapon was seized. As the investigation continues, the suspected firearm will now be the subject of forensic testing.

During this operation a large quantity of suspected Class B drugs with an estimated street value of £17,000 was found at an address in L'Derry.
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Two men, aged 50 and 58, were arrested as part of the investigation, and they both remain in custody assisting police with enquiries.

The North West Criminal Investigation team thanks the local communities for their support during the operation, and urged anyone with information, or concerns, to contact police on 101 or report online via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport

Alternatively, information can be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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