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£800k of ‘legal highs’ seized in NI over two days

PSNI have seized more than £800,000 worth of psychoactive substances in two days. Credit: Pacemaker

The PSNI have seized more than £800,000 worth of psychoactive substances during searches in Portadown and Lurgan between Tuesday and Wednesday - one of the largest ever hauls in Northern Ireland.

Officers conducted a search of a house in Portadown on Tuesday. They arrested a 35-year-old man on suspicion of a number of drugs offences, who has since been released on bail pending further police enquiries.

Police also seized a number of items and unknown substances for further examination.

The operation continued into Wednesday when the police conducted searches in the Charles Street area of Lurgan.

Detective Inspector Pete Mullan said: “These seizures amount to one of the largest in Northern Ireland and demonstrate our ongoing commitment to removing drugs from our communities and the harm and misery they bring with them.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.