Northern Ireland

Police confirm Ballygowan drugs seizure was worth £300k

Cannabis resin
Image caption £300,000 worth of cannabis resin was seized

Police have said that a drugs seizure in County Down on Monday had a street value of £300,000.

Cannabis resin was found during the operation in Ballygowan.

Five women and three men aged 23, 26 and 37 were arrested as part of the investigation.

Two women aged 28 and 59 have been released on police bail pending further enquiries. The other six people, including three women aged 20, 21 and 29 remain in police custody.