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Three held after £300k of cannabis found in Lurgan

NewsBy Jamie McDowell
A picture of the haul
A picture of the haul

Three people have been arrested after police found £300,000 worth of cannabis in Lurgan.

A number of vehicles were seized on the Derrymacash Road on Friday in a joint operation between the PSNI and Gardai.

The three men arrested are aged 32,36 and 59.

Commenting on the seizures Detective Inspector Tom McClure from Reactive and Organised Crime Branch said: “This joint proactive operation by PSNI and An Garda Siochana, investigating the activities of an organised crime gang, has taken a substantial amount of drugs out of circulation and reduced the harm they cause to communities.

“We are aware of the threat posed by illegal drugs and are determined to use every opportunity to take controlled drugs off the streets and to bring anyone involved in their sale, supply or distribution before the courts.

"I would appeal to anyone who has any concerns or information about illegal drugs to contact their local Police on the non-emergency number 101. Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111."