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Suspected Class A drugs worth £25k seized following Co Down car chase

Police said the haul was recovered after a blue Ford Focus car was travelling at “excess speed”

Christopher LeebodyBelfast Telegraph

Suspected Class A drugs worth around £25,000 have been recovered by the PSNI following a vehicle pursuit and subsequent search in Banbridge on Saturday.

Police said the haul was recovered after a blue Ford Focus car was travelling at “excess speed” in the Drumsallagh Road area of the town at around 4.15pm.

PSNI Inspector Campbell said: “Officers stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver and passenger, before they made off from the scene.

“Following a pursuit, the area was searched and the drugs were recovered.

“Efforts are ongoing to locate the two men who were travelling in the car.

“As a result of the search, over £25,000 of suspected Class A controlled drugs are now safely off our streets.

“Drugs have no place in our community and I am making a direct appeal to anyone with information about the illicit supply, possession or misuse of drugs. Please call police in confidence on the non-emergency number 101, or submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/.”


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