24/01/2003

Police make two major drugs seizures

Ecstasy tablets worth around £25,000 have been seized in two separate searches last night.

In Belfast, £5000 worth of ecstasy tablets and cannabis was been recovered after a car was stopped and searched close to the city centre.

The car was spotted acting suspiciously in the Lower Falls area and, after a search of the vehicle, the drugs were uncovered. One man was arrested.

And in Portadown 2,000 ecstasy tablets with a street value of £20,000 were recovered during an operation on the Garvaghy Road.

Two men were arrested at the scene. A 27-year-old man is expected to appear at Craigavon Magistrates Court today on charges of possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply and of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

An 18-year-old man was released pending further enquiries.

(GMcG)

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