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Man arrested after huge haul of drugs and £5,500 seized from parked car

The car was discovered near Oxford Island

Drugs and money seized by police
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A man has been arrested after more than £5,500 and a large quantity of drugs were discovered in a parked car in county Armagh.

Officers seized the car which was discovered in the Oxford Island area of north Armagh on Friday

A PSNI spokesman said: “What they found were a couple of bars of resin, worth around £1000, over £5,500 in cash, and this mysterious massive block.

“It’s not like the films where we cut it open and give it the taste test, so its exact ID is a question mark right now.

“Forensic testing will give us that answer. At the lower end, if it’s resin, it’s at least £5k worth. If it’s powder of some sort, that figure multiples a considerable number of times.”

The spokesman added: “Drug supply isn’t a victimless crime. Often, users fund their habit by shop lifting, frauds, and burglaries. The money they hand over goes up the chain too.

“It’s often linked, further up the line, to human trafficking and even terrorism. Drugs kill in more than one way.”

A man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of class B drugs, possession of class B with intent to supply and failure to provide a breath sample at the roadside.

He has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

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