A 29 year old man has been arrested in the Dorans Hill area of Newry on suspicion of a number of drugs related offences. 

Detectives from Criminal Investigation Branch based at Mahon Road in Portadown working with local police in Newry were involved in the case.

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Detective Inspector Keith Gawley said: “ The man was stopped by a police patrol as he drove his car in the Dorans Hill area of Newry at around 9pm on Friday evening. A search of the man and his car was then carried out and a quantity of suspected class A drugs and cash was recovered. Further follow up searches were carried out at other locations in the Newry area. In total, around £30k of suspected cocaine has been recovered as well as a substantial amount of cash. The man has been arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including possession of a class A controlled drug with intent to supply and possessing criminal property. He remains in custody this morning assisting officers with their enquiries.”

Anyone with any information about the use or supply of illegal drugs can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111