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Organised Crime Branch detectives seize suspected cannabis with estimated street value of £1.7 million

Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Organised Crime Branch have seized suspected cannabis with an estimated street value of £1.7m.

Detective Chief Inspector Gail McCormick said: “The suspected cannabis was seized following the search of a lorry in the Cookstown area on Sunday 8th October. It has now been taken away for further forensic examination. A 41 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs and possession of class B drugs with intent to supply and he remains in custody at this time.

“As a result of today’s search a large quantity of suspected dangerous controlled drugs are now safely off our streets. Drugs have no place in our community and I am making a direct appeal to anyone with information about the illicit supply, possession or misuse of drugs to contact police on the non-emergency number 101, or submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at”

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