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Man and woman arrested after discovery of £30,000 worth of cannabis in car

A man and woman have been arrested after the discovery of around £30,000 worth of cannabis in a car.

Police made the two arrests following the search of a vehicle in Portadown on Monday.

Detective Inspector Craig McCamley said: “Officers stopped a grey coloured BMW car as it was driving along the Armagh Road in Portadown at around 1.30pm on Monday afternoon.

“Whilst speaking to the driver, a smell of cannabis was noted by the officers, who proceeded to carry out a full search of the car.

“Cannabis with a street value of around £30k was found in the boot of the car.

“The male driver of the car, and the female passenger, both aged 21, were arrested on suspicion of a number of drugs related offences and taken into custody where they remain today, assisting with police enquiries.

“The BMW car was seized and a number of further items were recovered in follow up searches at two houses.”

“A large quantity of illegal drugs has been taken off our streets as a result of the excellent police work carried out by the officers involved.

“We will continue to seize drugs and arrest those involved in their supply and use, and I would ask anyone with any information which can help us to contact their local police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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