Larne £660,000 drugs seizure: man released on police bail

A 22-year-old man arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class B controlled drug and possession of Class B controlled drug with intent to supply has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Saturday, 23rd October 2021, 11:31 am

The arrest was made following a joint operation between detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Organised Crime Unit and officers from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Custom in the Larne area yesterday (Friday).

Suspected drugs with an estimated street value of £660,000 were seized in the operation, which took place in the early hours of the morning.

Detective Sergeant Patrick Conlan said: “Detectives, working alongside Larne Local Policing Team and our colleagues from HMRC, stopped a lorry in the Larne area at approximately 2.30am on, Friday, October 22.

“A quantity of suspected Class B controlled drugs, worth an estimated street value of £660,000, was seized from the vehicle during the proactive operation.”