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Man arrested after £12k of cocaine posted from America

A MAN has been arrested in Enniskillen for the attempted possession of drugs after police intercepted a package sent from the US containing suspected cocaine worth around £12,000.
The 45-year-old was arrested on Monday on suspicion of a number of offences, including importation, attempted possession of a Class A drug and attempted possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply. He has since been released on bail.
Sgt Micheal Drew said a package had been intercepted in London, having been sent from America, and was destined for an address here.
“The package contained a white powder which we believe to be cocaine with a street value of approximately £12,000. Following this, police officers searched a property in the Tiravally area of Enniskillen on 21 December,” he said.
“Attempts were made to bring these drugs into Northern Ireland and there is no doubt that they were destined for sale within our community, bringing misery onto our streets.
“The importation of illegal drugs causes significant harm within communities and causes irreparable damage to the families and individuals whose lives it destroys.”
Sgt Drew added: “We are committed to preventing the supply of drugs and bringing those involved before the courts. This incident highlights how successful we can be when we work together.”


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