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.
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.
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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