Monday 26 September 2016

Man (36) and woman (27) arrested after €2,000 worth of drugs seized

Lesley-Anne McKeown

Published 11/12/2015 | 13:45

Suspected cocaine, cannabis and ecstasy tablets were recovered during searches at two properties in Ashlea Close area of Markethill on Thursday night. Credit: PSNI/PA Wire
Suspected cocaine, cannabis and ecstasy tablets were recovered during searches at two properties in Ashlea Close area of Markethill on Thursday night. Credit: PSNI/PA Wire

Drugs worth almost £1,500 (€2,000) have been seized by police in Co Armagh.

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Suspected cocaine, cannabis and ecstasy tablets were recovered during searches at two properties in Ashlea Close area of Markethill on Thursday night.

Additional drugs paraphernalia was also removed.

Police said a 36-year-old man and 27-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of a number of drugs offences but have been released on bail pending further inquiries.

It is the second major drugs haul in Co Armagh area this week.

On Wednesday, cocaine worth an estimated £750,000 was seized in Portadown.

Chief Inspector Davy Beck, from the Police Service of Northern Ireland, said: "I hope this sends a clear message to all the community in Markethill that we are committed to addressing crime in whatever form it appears.

"Our investigations, enquiries and efforts may not always be obvious or apparent but the public should rest assured that we are continually taking steps to reduce crime and prevent, detect and deter criminal activity."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

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