Northern Ireland

Manchester: Two arrested in inquiry into NI drugs supply

Detectives investigating the supply of controlled drugs into Northern Ireland have arrested two men.

The men, aged 23 and 24, were arrested in Manchester on Wednesday and are being brought back to Northern Ireland for questioning.

They have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class B drugs and being concerned in the supply of class B drugs.

Seventeen people have already been charged as part of the investigation.

Det Insp Tom McClure said: "The arrests are part of an ongoing investigation into an organised crime group which has been involved in bringing controlled drugs into Northern Ireland.

"Over the past year we have made a number of major drugs seizures in Northern Ireland amounting to more than £2m."