Three people arrested in Derry as part of a major operation to combat the supply of controlled drugs into Northern Ireland are due to appear the city’s Magistrates Court today.
A 44-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man are charged with drug offences including conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, namely cocaine and conspiracy to supply Class B drugs, namely cannabis.
A 40-year-old man is charged with possession of Class A drugs, namely cocaine with intent to supply and possession of cannabis with intent to supply.
The charges relate to quantities of cocaine and herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of £125,000 seized in Derry on 13 June this year.
A 42-year-old man, also arrested yesterday, was released on bail pending a report to the PPS.
The four were among nine people detained in various parts of the North and Manchester in England.
The arrests followed searches in Derry, Belfast, Newry and Newtownards.
Organised Crime Branch detectives were assisted by officers from Greater Manchester Police, the National Crime Agency, the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit and Police Scotland.