Man, 63, charged with heroin importation following lorry stop between Banbridge and Newry – but is not due in court for three weeks

A 63-year old-man has been charged with importing a controlled drug, possession of a Class A controlled drug, and possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply.

Wednesday, 25th August 2021, 6:19 pm

He is due to appear before Newry Magistrates Court on Wednesday, September 15.

It is understood the charges relate to the seizure of suspected heroin during a proactive stop and search operation on the A1 between Banbridge and Newry on Tuesday.

A quantity of suspected heroin was also seized during a follow-up search at an address in Belfast.

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Two females, aged 33 and 57, had also been arrested as part of the same operation on suspicion of a number of drugs offences.

They have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.


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