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Man (24) to appear in court following major drug and cash seizure on A1

Drugs seized on A1

A man is due to appear in court following the seizure of £250,000 cash and £100,000 of suspected drugs on the A1 on Saturday.

Detectives from the PSNI’s Organised Crime Branch have charged the 24-year-old to court following a search of a vehicle on the A1 and subsequent searches of two properties in west Belfast yesterday (January 6).

The man was charged with possession of a Class A controlled drug with intent to supply, two counts of possession of a Class A controlled drug and three counts of possessing criminal property.

He is due to appear before Lisburn Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, Monday, January 8.

As is usual procedure all charges will be reviewed by the PPS.

A 21-year-old woman also arrested has since been released on police bail to allow for further police enquiries.

The charge relates to the seizure of £250,000 in cash and suspected cocaine with an estimated street value of £100,000 following a search of a black Seat Leon that was travelling along the A1 Southbound between Hillsborough and Dromore.

Follow up searches at two houses in the west Belfast area led to the recovery of further cash and quantities of cocaine.

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