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heroin bust Man and woman to appear in court after police dog uncovers £15,000 of suspected heroin in car outside Newry

Cannabis was also discovered in a follow-up search of a property in west Belfast

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The suspected drugs were pound after a police dog was deployed to search the vehicle

The suspected drugs were pound after a police dog was deployed to search the vehicle

The suspected drugs were pound after a police dog was deployed to search the vehicle

A 39-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman will appear at Armagh Magistrate’s Court today charged with a number of offences including importing a controlled drug and possession of a class A drug with intent to supply.

The charges come after the PSNI stopped an Audi car outside Newry on the A1 carriageway on Sunday evening.

They deployed a police drugs dog and searched the vehicle, uncovering suspected heroin with an approximate street value of £15,000.

A follow-up search took place at a flat in west Belfast where a quantity of herbal cannabis and other drug related paraphernalia was found.

Inspector James Murphy said: “We are all too familiar with the devastation drugs misuse can cause in communities and we continue to focus our efforts on removing illegal and dangerous drugs and targeting those involved in the sale and supply.

“If you have information about the use of supply of illegal drugs I would ask you to contact police on 101 or submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form.”

All charges will be reviewed by the PPS as is normal procedure.

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