There was relief following the removal of what is being described as a ‘deadly amount of cocaine’ from the streets of Keady, yesterday afternoon (Friday).
Sinn Fein’s Cathal Boylan hit out at the ‘evil, life destroying trade’ hours after police confirmed the removal of £200,000 worth of cocaine from a housing estate in the town.
Officers from Armagh Neighbourhood Policing Team, supported by officers from Operational Support Department, seized the cocaine and suspected firearm following a search of a house in Carbry Heights.
A Lexus car and a KTM Motorcycle were also seized.
Two suspects, a 39-year-old male and a 36-year-old female, have been arrested on suspicion of a number of offences and are currently in custody being questioned by Detectives from Reactive and Organised Crime Branch.
Mr Boylan commended the PSNI for carrying out a raid.
“The vast majority of people are no doubt like myself relieved to hear the news that a deadly amount of cocaine has been removed from the streets,” he said.
“Those who ply this evil life destroying trade have to be pursued, apprehended and face the full rigours of the law.”
Detective Inspector Brian Foster said: “This is another example of the PSNI’s commitment to tackling the issue of illegal drugs in our society and we are determined to continue to combat illegal drug supply and use.
“If you know anything about the illegal supply or use of drugs in your area, please contact your local police station on the non-emergency number 101. Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving your details, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”