Arrests made after Police suspect drugs activity in Newry Armagh area
Police seized £250,000 in suspected illegal drugs, cash and counterfeit products in the Newry area yesterday, Monday 4th July.
Area Commander for Newry, Mourne & Down, Superintendent Norman Haslett said: “During the searches, we seized approximately £200,000 in both Class A and Class B suspected controlled drugs and counterfeit goods. A sum of £25,000 in cash and a quad bike were also seized during the proactive policing operation.
“A 30-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of drugs offences remains in custody, assisting with enquiries.
“This is another example of the determination of local police officers to remove drugs from our streets and to arrest and prosecute those who make their living by dealing drugs. The devastating impact of the drugs trade on communities, families and children is well documented.
Also, on Sunday 3rd July, detectives investigating the seizure of drugs, cash and firearms following a series of searches of vehicles and addresses in South Armagh and Markethill have charged two men to appear at court.
A 41-year old man has been charged with possessing criminal property, possession of class B drugs, possession of class C drugs, possession of class B drugs with intent to supply and possession of class C drugs with intent to supply in the Bessbrook area. He is due to appear at Armagh Magistrates Court sitting at Newry on Tuesday 5th July.
A 45-year old man has been charged with possession of class B drugs and possession of class C drugs and is due to appear at Newry Magistrates Court on Friday 29th July.
Two men aged 28 and 30 have been released pending further police enquiries and two women aged 31 and 59 have been released without charge.
Superintendent Haslett added: “Together we can stop it and I would appeal for anyone with any information about drug dealing in your local area to please pass this information to police, by calling 101.”
“Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at:
The recovery of £100,000 in cash, drugs and suspected firearms by police in Bessbrook on Sunday is not connected to the seizure in Newry.