Suspected Class A and Class B drugs seized during the searches
Suspected Class A and Class B drugs seized during the searches

Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Organised Crime Branch arrested two men following searches of a number of properties in the Omagh area on Wednesday June 7th.

Both men, aged 23 and 24 were arrested on suspicion of a number of drug related offences including possession of Class A and B controlled drugs, possession with intent to supply class A and B controlled drugs and concerned in the supply of Class A and B controlled drugs. They both remain in police custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Thornton said: "The searches were part of a proactive policing operation led by detectives from our Organised Crime Branch, and were conducted across various locations in Northern Ireland.

 "As a result, suspected Class A and Class B drugs with an estimated value of £250,000 were seized.

“The illegal supply and use of drugs remains a priority for police, and seizures such as this demonstrate our ongoing commitment to tackling the scourge of drugs in our society.

“The Organised Crime Unit remains committed to tackling all funding streams that help line the pockets of these groups. As always, we rely on the local community to help us. You can provide information by calling us directly in confidence on 101, or alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”