Man charged to Antrim court over drug smuggling bid

OFFICERS from the PSNI’s Ballymena District Support Team have charged a 32-year-old man with drugs offences including attempting to import a controlled drug and possession of a class A controlled drug.

He is due to appear before Antrim Magistrates’ Court via videolink on Tuesday, January 18, for a first remand hearing.

As is usual procedure all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

The charges relate to the seizure of suspected heroin following a proactive policing operation conducted by officers in the Ballymena area, a search of a property resulted in a quantity of suspected cocaine and heroin being seized.

A number of electronic devices and  cash were also recovered during the investigation.

A 42 year-old-woman arrested as part of the same operation on suspicion of various drugs offences has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Police continue to encourage anyone with any information or concerns regarding criminality in the community can contact police on 101, or submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

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