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Two men arrested after drugs seized during searches of three properties in Newry area

Two men have been arrested after detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Organised Crime Branch have conducted pro-active searches of three properties in the Newry area earlier today (Wednesday).

The men, aged 33 and 69, were arrested on suspicion of possession on class B drugs and possession of class B drugs with intent to supply.

Both men remain in custody at this time assisting with police enquiries.

A quantity of suspected cannabis was also seized as a result of the searches along with cash and various other drugs paraphernalia.

Detective Inspector Shaw said: “We, as a Police Service, are committed to tackling criminality, including the scourge of drugs.

“We are all too familiar with the devastation caused by such criminality and we continue to focus our efforts on removing illegal and dangerous drugs and targeting those involved in their sale and supply.”

Anyone with any information or concerns regarding criminality in the community can contact police on 101, or submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/.”

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