Police put on display some of the £300,000 worth of cannabis seized today

Police put on display some of the £300,000 worth of cannabis seized today

POLICE are jubilant after smashing a crime gang’s massive drugs stash.

As a result, three men were arrested following the seizure of an estimated £300,000 worth of cannabis.

The arrests came as part of a joint operation between the PSNI and Gardaí.

Police say the drugs were seized from a number of vehicles on the Derrymacash Road earlier today.

The men aged 32, 36 and 59 were arrested on suspicion of a number of drug offences under the 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act.

They are currently being quizzed by detectives at Lurgan police station.

Detective Inspector Tom McClure from Reactive and Organised Crime Branch said: “This joint proactive operation by PSNI and An Garda Siochana, investigating the activities of an organised crime gang, has taken a substantial amount of drugs out of circulation and reduced the harm they cause to communities.

“We are aware of the threat posed by illegal drugs and are determined to use every opportunity to take controlled drugs off the streets and to bring anyone involved in their sale, supply or distribution before the courts.

“I would appeal to anyone who has any concerns or information about illegal drugs to contact their local Police on the non-emergency number 101.

“Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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