05/08/2004

Man arrested following drugs seizure

A 37-year-old man has been arrested after police seized ecstasy tablets worth an estimated £500,000 in Antrim on Wednesday.

The PSNI Drugs Squad made the arrest during a planned search in the Rathenraw estate at around 6.30pm.

The man arrested during the operation is expected to appear before Ballymena Magistrates Court on Thursday charged with having drugs and intending to supply them.

Elsewhere in Co Antrim, police have recovered two shotguns following a search of an area surrounding derelict property in Ballymena on Wednesday.

The search, at premises on the Glenhead Road, was carried out as a result of ongoing investigations into crime in the area.

The shotguns were removed for forensic examination but there are no reports of any arrests.

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