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"People who bring drugs into our communities don’t care about the pain and misery caused to communities. They only care about themselves"

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Cannabis cultivating equipment was also seized during the operation

Cannabis cultivating equipment was also seized during the operation

Cannabis cultivating equipment was also seized during the operation

PSNI detectives have seized suspected cannabis with an estimated street value of €9,777 (£8,500) after an operation in the mid-Ulster area yesterday.

Officers from PSNI's Organised Crime Unit also seized a whopping €22,379 in cash (£12,500 and €8,000) during the operation as well as items of equipment used in the cultivation of cannabis.

Two men were arrested during the searches, which took place in Moy, Armagh and Dungannon.

The men, aged 30 and 32, were arrested on suspicion of a number of drug-related offences during the operation in the Armagh area, namely suspicion of cultivating cannabis, possession of a class B controlled drug, possession of a class B controlled drug with intent to supply and possession of criminal property.

Both men are being held in Omagh custody suite where they are being questioned by detectives.

Detective Inspector Shaw said: “People who bring drugs into our communities don’t care about the pain and misery caused to communities. They only care about themselves.

“We will continue to disrupt those involved in drugs criminality and this works best when we work hand in hand with people in our communities. Information from local people gives us the chance to remove drugs and other harmful substances from local areas and put those responsible before the courts.

"The information may lead to the start of a new investigation, but no matter how seemingly insignificant, with the continued help and support of the community, we will continue to address this issue as a priority.

"I want to take this opportunity to appeal to anyone with information about the supply of illegal drugs, or anyone who has concerns, to get in touch with us on 101."

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