Latest news now is that Drugs with a street value of £1.25 million have been seized at Larne Port.
The police says that the drug consisted of 30 kilos of herbal cannabis, seven kilos of cocaine and five kilos of ketamine. This were all found on a lorry, They have been seized at the moment..
A spokesman says the team stopped a lorry in the Larne Harbour area just after 7pm and “a large quantity of Class A and Class B controlled drugs were seized from the vehicle”. The seizure had a “combined street value of approximately £1.25 million”.
A 59-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of Class A and Class B controlled drugs with intent to supply. He remains in police custody at this time.
The proactive operation was conducted as part of the Police’s ongoing successful activity under ‘Op DealBreaker’ to take drugs off the streets of Northern Ireland.A spokesman said.
The criminals involved in the supply of drugs in Northern Ireland make money from the misery they inflict on the most vulnerable members of our society and they must be stopped. We are pleased that our proactive efforts have once again made a huge dent in potential profits from this trade.
Our Organised Crime Unit, alongside our partner agencies, remains determined to halt the flow of such drugs into Northern Ireland and to dismantle the organised criminal groups responsible.
Last week saw the conviction of a HGV driver in relation to a previous similar large scale attempt to smuggle drugs through Belfast Port. It may seem like a quick and easy way to make money, but anyone who is asked to get involved in this type of activity should stop and think about the devastating impact it could have on themselves, their families and the wider communitiesDetective Inspector Conor Sweeney added.
The statement said the PSNI ‘continues to appeal to anyone with information about illegal drug use or supply, to call them on the non-emergency number 101’ or submit a report online at www.psni.police.uk/makeareport.
People can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org, they added.