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Two arrests made in major NI drugs supply investigation

The arrests are linked to seizures made in Belfast in February 2017. Credit: PSNI

Two men have been arrested in connection with a major investigation into drugs supply and money laundering in Northern Ireland.

The men - aged 26 and 42 - have been arrested on suspicion of supplying Class A and Class B controlled drugs, namely cocaine and cannabis.

The arrests were made in Lisburn and Londonderry.

A house was also searched in the Buncrana Road area of Derry as part of the operation.

A number of mobile phones were seized.

They have been taken to Strand Road where they are currently being questioned.

Detective Inspector Tom McClure said, “The arrests are linked to the seizure of a substantial quantity of Cocaine and Herbal Cannabis with an estimated street value of over £750,000 that was seized from a vehicle that was stopped by police in Belfast on 08 February 2017.

"This was a significant haul of drugs recovered by our officers as part of a proactive operation targeting criminals intent on making money from illicit drugs."

He continued, “I would also like to thank our colleagues in An Garda Siochana for their assistance during the course of this investigation.

“We will continue in our efforts to make Northern Ireland a safer place to live and work by proactively investigating and arresting people involved in serious criminality.."