Londonderry: Arrests after £280,000 of cannabis and cash found

The money was discovered during a search of a van on Thursday Image copyright PSNI
Image caption The money was discovered during a search of a van on Thursday

Two men have been arrested after herbal cannabis thought to be worth more than £280,000, as well as a substantial amount of cash, were seized in Londonderry.

The drugs were found during a search of a car in the Trench Road area.

About £10,400 in cash was also seized during the search of a van on the Toombridge Bypass at Hillhall Road.

The searches took place on Thursday night. Both men, aged 25 and 40, are being questioned by police.

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Image caption Police said the drugs have an estimated street value of around £280,000

Det Insp Tom McClure said: "We remain committed to making Northern Ireland a hostile environment for those individuals and groups who are involved in major drugs crime.

"We will continue to work to identify them, disrupt their activities, arrest them and place them before the courts. We will also seek to ensure that they do not derive any material benefit from their illegal activities."