Two arrested in connection with drugs find

Two men were arrested in separate police operations that uncovered drugs with a street value of more than £200,000 (€242,068), detectives revealed today.

Officers from the Tactical Crime Unit in Banbridge, Co Down, last night seized herbal cannabis and uncovered a cannabis factory containing 400 plants.

A 28-year-old man and a 31-year-old man are being questioned by police.

Herbal cannabis worth £35,000 was found during the search of a vehicle on the Castlewellan Road and the search of a property in Keady, Co Armagh.

Police also found 66 cannabis plants, a sum of cash and an air rifle.

A 28-year-old man was arrested for possession of a class B drug.

In a separate incident, police uncovered what they described as a cannabis factory at a building on the Carnpark Road in Katesbridge, Co Down.

Detectives discovered drug-making equipment, plus 400 cannabis plants, with a street value of £200,000 (€242,068).

A 31-year-old man was arrested in connection with drug cultivation.

Both men are in police custody.


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