Women released on bail after £15,000 cannabis seizure

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Two women have been released on bail after cannabis with a street value of £15,000 was seized in Strabane.

The women aged 28 and 53, were arrested following planned searches in the Strabane and Sion Mills areas yesterday, August 28.

The two females have been released on bail pending further police enquiries.

Strabane Area Commander Chief Inspector Andy Lemon said, “I am very pleased with this significant find as it shows the determination within the PSNI to eradicate this type of activity.

“Police officers need the support from the local community to address the issue of drugs. The key to reducing the availability of drugs on our streets is information.

“The Strabane public are encouraged ‘not to turn a blind eye’ to the sale and supply of illegal drugs in our towns and villages. Local police are dedicated to tackling the issue of drugs. This will remain a policing priority and we want to reassure the public that we will act upon any information received.”

The searches were organised by the local neighbourhood police team assisted by specially trained search officers from G District.

It is believed that the drugs, which will be sent for detailed analysis, include cannabis resin, herbal cannabis and cannabis plants with an approximate amount to a street value of £15,000.