Belgian drug seizure leads to arrest in Derry

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In a follow-up operation, police arrested a 40 year old man in the Carnhill area of Derry today after herbal cannabis with a potential street value of £66,000 was also uncovered in Belgium. Detective Inspector Tom McClure, from Reactive and Organised Crime Branch, said: “Our enquiries with the National Crime Agency are continuing. A property was searched in Carnhill by PSNI detectives and the suspect is being questioned at Strand Road police station in relation to a number of offences including the attempted importation of class B drugs.”

This followed the search of a house in Castlederg yesterday [Tuesday, March 29] where they arrested a 40-year-old man.

Detective Inspector Tom McClure said: “He is due appear in court on four charges, including attempted importation of a class B drug and attempted possession with intent to supply a class B drug.

This brings the total amount of drugs uncovered in the two seizures in Belgium to £130,000.