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£2.1m of cannabis seized in Mid Ulster

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Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Organised Crime Branch have arrested two men following a number of proactive searches in County Tyrone.

Detective Chief Inspector Mullan said: “Officers carried out searches under the Misuse of Drugs Act in the early hours of this morning (Saturday 18 May) at properties in the Cookstown and Coalisland areas. A significant quantity of suspected cannabis with a street value thought to be in the region of £2.1million was discovered and seized, along with two vehicles and a number of other items.

“The two suspects, aged 37 and 48, have been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs and remain in police custody this afternoon (Saturday 18 May).

Detective Chief Inspector Mullan continued: “This is operation has dealt a significant blow to the supply and distribution of drugs in our communities. No drugs are safe and we remain committed to tackling the scourge of illegal substances. We continue to target activity that harms our communities by removing dangerous drugs from our streets and disrupting criminal activity.

“If you have any information about the use or supply of drugs you can contact police on 101, or online via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/.”

This is operation has dealt a significant blow to the supply and distribution of drugs in our communities.

DCI McMullan , Organised Crime Branch

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