Two men charged after Newry drugs seizure

August 31, 2010

By Brónagh Murphy

two men appeared before Newry Magistrates Court on Saturday charged in connection with a police drugs swoop in the city on Thursday evening.

A quantity of illegal drugs which includes heroin with an estimated value of £350,000 was seized during the search operation, police have said.

Two men aged 64 and 32 were arrested in connection with the find and following questioning were brought before the court on Saturday morning.

The 64-year-old was charged with possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply, while the 32-year-old was charged in connection with the supply of Class A drugs.

Detectives from the PSNI’s organised crime branch, working with officers from the district crime team, swooped on the house in Newry after receiving information from a member of the public.

Commenting on the incident, Sinn Féin councillor in the city, Brendan Curran, said: “Drugs can not be tolerated in Newry.  We owe it to our young people to help protect them from unscrupulous drug dealers who blight our community.

“I have been a vociferous anti-drugs campaigner on behalf of Sinn Féin in Newry and I would again call on anyone with information on this or any other case to contact the police or an elected representative with any information they may have.”