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Drugs and cash seized, man arrested

January 18, 2016

A 27-year-old man was arrested following the search of a house in the Mourneview Park area of Newry on Friday evening in which a quantity of illegal drugs, cash and a number of vehicles were seized by police.

Commenting on the incident, Detective Inspector Keith Gawley said: “The search took place after enquiries led us to believe that the occupant was involved in criminal activities. Officers entered the property shortly after 6pm on Friday evening and the man was arrested a short time later on suspicion of possession of Class A drugs, possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply and possession of criminal property. A quantity of suspected Class A drugs were recovered along with articles believed to be used in the supply of illegal drugs. A sum of cash and three vehicles were also seized as part of the investigation. The man has since been released on police bail as our enquiries into the matter continue.”

Inspector Gawley encouraged anyone with information about the use or supply of illegal drugs to contact police on 101.

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