Police have discovered cannabis with a value of approximately £20,000 following a search in Newcastle town centre yesterday afternoon (Thursday 28 February).
Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard has congratulated the PSNI on another major drugs haul in South Down.
He said: “I would like to congratulate the PSNI on removing £20,000 worth of cannabis from circulation after the major find in Newcastle.
“As we all know drugs are a source of misery in our community and this removal will undoubtedly help combat that danger.
“I would urge people to work with the PSNI to help eradicate the scourge of drugs as only by working together can we achieve that.”