DETECTIVES from the PSNI’s riminal Investigation Branch have seized a quantity of suspected cocaine with an estimated street value of £300,000.

It follows the search of a vehicle in the Sprucefield area of Lisburn yesterday evening, Wednesday, December 8.

The search of the vehicle was assisted by their Dog Section colleague PD Carlo who located the suspected drugs.

A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a class A controlled drug and remains in custody at this time.

Detective Chief Inspector Kelly from Paramilitary Crime Task Force said: “The illegal importation and supply of Class A drugs cause significant harm to our communities and the police service will continue to robustly target the organised crime groups involved in this criminality.

“By targeting drug related activity not only do we remove illegal drugs from the street, which in themselves cause harm through addiction, debt and their effects on physical and mental health, we also remove funds from the pockets of paramilitaries and therefore loosen their control on the communities who ultimately want to see them gone.”

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