Man, 33, charged after £160,000 Bessbrook drugs find

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Monday, November 20th, 2017
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Detectives have charged a 33 year old man with possession of a class A controlled drug and possession of a class B controlled drug.

He was also charged with possessing a class A controlled drug with intent to supply, possessing a class B controlled drug with intent to supply and possessing criminal property.

 

 

The charges are in connection with the seizure of suspected Class A and Class B controlled drugs worth an estimated street value of £160,000 and a quantity of cash following searches of two houses in the Bessbrook area on Tuesday 14th November.

He appeared before Banbridge Magistrates Court on Thursday 16th November.

 

 

As is normal procedure all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

A 27 year old man and a 27 year old woman also arrested as part of the same investigation have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

 

Ulster Unionist Councillor David Taylor has welcomed a Police operation undertaken in the Bessbrook area which resulted in the recovery of a quantity of Class A and Class B controlled drugs worth an estimated street value of £160,000.

 

Councillor Taylor commented:

 

“I welcome the Police operation undertaken in the Bessbrook area which has resulted in the recovery of a quantity of Class A and Class B controlled drugs worth an estimated street value of £160,000.  I know also that the seizure of such a large quantity of drugs has been warmly received by the community locally.

 

“I want to congratulate the Police on this successful operation and indeed their continued work to remove the scourge of drugs from within society.  I have no doubt the public will be relieved that the quantity of drugs recovered will be no longer available for supply on our streets.”

 

 

Commenting on reports that Police have seized Drugs with an estimated street value of £160,000 in the Bessbrook area, Newry and Arnagh Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy said

 

“This significant seizure of drugs means that lives have been saved. It is essential that the PSNI is effective in removing drugs from our streets and also arresting those believed to be involved in the supply trade. These people have no regard for the people in their own communities, but instead are fuelled by a selfish desire to make money from others’ addictions”

 

Echoing her colleagues sentiments local Councillor Roisin Mulgrew said

 

“I share the delight of the community that such a huge amount of drugs have been taken off our streets. I urge the Police to continue to pursue those who engage in the world of illicit drugs, and ensure they face the full rigours of the law.There should be no hiding place for them.”


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