Second major drugs bust in rural Co Tyrone in days: £210k of drugs seized

The PSNI have found cannabis worth an estimated £210,000 in what is the second raid of a rural locale in mere days.

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 8:50 pm
Herbal cannabis plants

On Monday detectives from the PSNI’s anti-gang wing – the Organised Crime Unit – seized cocaine with an estimated street value of approximately £500,000 in the Fintona area.

Now several miles to the east in the area of Moy village, a new raid took place in which a man was arrested.

The PSNI said: “Officers from Mid Ulster District Support Team and Neighbourhood Police conducted a planned searched of a property in the Moy area this morning where they located a suspected cannabis factory.

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“A 20-year-old man arrested on suspicion of several offences, including cultivating cannabis, possession of a Class B controlled drug and possession of a Class B controlled drug with intent to supply, remains in custody , this time, assisting with enquiries.”

Inspector Alison Johnstone said: “We are committed to tackling the illegal supply and use of drugs, and will continue to investigate those who profit from the consequent misery and harm.

“Our investigation into this incident is ongoing, and I would ask any member of the public who has any information which could be of assistance to police to contact the police on non-emergency number 101.

“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

There is no indication at this stage that the Moy and Fintona raids have any direct link.

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