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Man arrested over £150k cocaine seizure

Police released an image of the suspected cocaine.

Police have seized an estimated £150,000 worth of cocaine during an operation in Londonderry and Antrim.

A 41-year-old man was arrested on Thursday after his Volvo car was stopped by police in the Clooney Road area of Derry.

The suspected Class A drugs were found during a follow-up search at a house in the Birch Hill Meadows area of Antrim as well as during an examination of the vehicle.

The suspect currently remains in custody assisting police with their enquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector Brian Foster said: “This is a significant seizure of drugs and I am delighted such a huge amount of drugs has been taken off our streets. This seizure means that lives have been saved.

“This operation demonstrates that PSNI is effective in removing drugs from our streets and also arresting those believed to be involved in the supply trade who have no regard for the people in their own communities, but instead are fuelled by a desire to make money from others’ addictions.

“I want to assure the community we will continue to pursue those who brazenly engage in the world of illicit drugs. We will seek to identify them, arrest them and place them before the courts. There will be no hiding place for them.”