Northern Ireland

Major Derry heroin haul charge dropped

Foyle Bridge
Image caption The drugs were found when the lorry was stopped on Foyle Bridge

A Dublin woman charged in connection with one of the biggest discoveries of heroin in NI has walked free from court after the prosecution dropped its case.

Sarah Greene, 25, from Eaton Green in Rathcoole was arrested when the drugs, worth up to £2m, were found in a lorry stopped in Londonderry in July 2009.

A judge at Londonderry Crown Court directed the jury to find Ms Greene, who had denied involvement, not guilty.

Two other men who have admitted their roles are to be sentenced in October.

Sean Doherty, 42, from Cornshell Fields in Derry, admitted possessing the heroin with intent to supply while 29-year-old Anthony Morgan, also from Eaton Green in Dublin admitted being concerned in supplying the drug.