Detectives from Reactive and Organised Crime Branch have made two arrests and seized a quantity of heroin after a car was stopped in the Church Street area of Poyntzpass last night, Wednesday 27 January.
Detective Inspector Keith Gawley said: “The suspects, a 23 year old woman and a 38 year old man, were arrested on suspicion of possession of a class A controlled drug and possessing a class A controlled drug with intent to supply and are currently in custody assisting police with their enquiries.
“We have recovered a sizeable amount of heroin, estimated to have a street value in excess of £8000, and prevented potential harm to many people as a result of this operation.
“We are determined to reduce the availability of this killer drug and I appeal to anyone who has any concerns or information about illegal drugs to contact their local Police on the non-emergency number 101. Or, if someone would prefer to provide information anonymously they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them on 0800 555 111.”