Drugs and cash seized in Lisburn

PSNI
PSNI

Thousands of pounds worth of drugs and cash have been seized by police in Lisburn.

The seizure was made during a search in the Linen Green area of the city.

A PSNI spokesman said the property was searched after a vehicle linked to the address made off at speed from a vehicle checkpoint at 11.15pm on June 13.

Police are now trying to locate the driver of the vehicle.

Inspector Michael Gregg said: “Officers were deployed in the Prince William Road area last night, conducting a proactive policing operation that included a vehicle checkpoint. The suspect vehicle approached the checkpoint and upon seeing officers, the driver made off at speed.”

He said inquiries established the vehicle was linked to an address in Lisburn and the property and vehicle were subsequently searched under warrant.

Cannabis with an estimated value of up to £60,000 was seized along with quantities of suspected class A, class C and prescription drugs.

A significant amount of cash was also recovered.

Officers are now continuing to work to locate the driver of the vehicle who was not present at the address.

The spokesman added: “The recovery of these drugs by local police in Lisburn demonstrates the ongoing commitment of the officers here to serving the people of this city. With support from the community, we will continue to remove drugs from the streets of Lisburn and keep people safe.”