Two charged after drug raids

Two men were charged with drugs offences today following a major drive against the illegal trade in Co Antrim.

They were among six people arrested yesterday in a day-long police operation in Ballymena and Larne.

One 26-year-old man was charged with possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply, and possession of Class A, B and C drugs.

A second man the same age was charged with possession of Class B drugs. Both will appear at Larne Magistrates’ Court.

Substantial quantities of cocaine, cannabis and ecstasy, as well as amphetamines, were seized by police during coordinated raids on 20 addresses in the two towns.

Up to 100 officers, many drafted in from other areas, were involved in the operation which the PSNI said was a result of information passed to them about drugs by the public.


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