Drugs haul: Three men charged

Three men have been charged after police seized herbal cannabis worth an estimated £300,000, in Lurgan.

Monday, 25th April 2016, 10:31 am
Updated Monday, 25th April 2016, 11:34 am
Some of the drugs discovered near Derrymacash on Friday

The drug was discovered in vehicles on the Derrymacash Road on Friday.

Three men, aged 32, 36 and 59, have been charged with possession, intent to supply and being concerned in the supply of class B drugs.

They are due to appear at Lisburn Magistrates’ Court on this morning (Monday.

Some of the drugs seized in Derrymachash on Friday

The men were arrested by detectives from Reactive and Organised Crime Branch, working in partnership with officers from An Garda Siochana.

Detective Inspector Tom McClure from Reactive and Organised Crime Branch said: “This joint proactive operation by PSNI and An Garda Siochana, investigating the activities of an organised crime gang, has taken a substantial amount of drugs out of circulation and reduced the harm they cause to communities.

“We are aware of the threat posed by illegal drugs and are determined to use every opportunity to take controlled drugs off the streets and to bring anyone involved in their sale, supply or distribution before the courts.

“I would appeal to anyone who has any concerns or information about illegal drugs to contact their local Police on the non-emergency number 101. Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Some of the drugs seized in Derrymachash on Friday