Northern Ireland

Man arrested after police dog Carlo sniffs out £300,000 of cocaine

The PSNI said they were assisted by police dog Carlo "who located the suspected drugs" 
The PSNI said they were assisted by police dog Carlo "who located the suspected drugs" 

A MAN was arrested after suspected cocaine with an estimated street value of £300,000 was found by a police sniffer dog in Co Antrim.

The find was made following the search of a vehicle in the Sprucefield area of Lisburn on Wednesday evening.

A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a class A controlled drug and remains in custody.

The PSNI said they were assisted by police dog Carlo "who located the suspected drugs".

The Paramilitary Crime Task Force said the illegal importation and supply of Class A drugs "cause significant harm to our communities" and that the police service would continue to target organised crime groups.

“By targeting drug related activity not only do we remove illegal drugs from the street, which in themselves cause harm through addiction, debt and their effects on physical and mental health, we also remove funds from the pockets of paramilitaries and therefore loosen their control on the communities who ultimately want to see them gone,” a spokesman said.

Anyone who thinks they might have a problem with alcohol and/or drugs, or is affected by someone else's addiction, and would like to get help should visit www.drugsandalcoholni.info for information on support services.