Northern Ireland

Cocaine 'worth £750,000' seized in Portadown

Drugs seized in Portadown Image copyright PSNI
Image caption Police released a photograph of the drugs seized in Portadown

Drugs seized in Portadown, County Armagh, have an estimated street value of almost £750,000, police have said.

Police seized 4.5kg of cocaine on Wednesday, along with 10kg of benzocaine - a cutting agent used to bulk out the drug.

Two vehicles and five properties were searched in Portadown and Craigavon as part of the operation.

Two men, both aged 32, have been charged with possessing class A drugs and with intent to supply.

They were due to appear before Craigavon Magistrates Court on Friday.

A 26-year-old woman was released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service, and a 34-year-old man was released on bail pending further enquiries.

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