Northern Ireland

£50,000 of cocaine found in new Limavady searches

Cocaine, a Class A drug, was seized by police during the operation
Image caption Police said £50,000 worth of cocaine was found during the search

Police have discovered cocaine with an estimated value of £50,000 during the search of a house in Limavady.

Officers found the drugs at a house at Glenbeg Walk in the town on Friday. Six people were arrested during drug searches in the town on Thursday.

Police said several significant seizures were made from houses in the Glens area of the town, including cocaine, cannabis and cash.

Among the finds was an apparent cannabis factory in a house attic.

Suspected cocaine with a street value of more than £30,000 and a "cannabis factory" was also found.

Herbal cannabis, cannabis resin, mobile phones, drugs paraphernalia and more than £2,500 in cash has also been seized.

A 24-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of Class A drug offences and released on bail pending further enquiries.

A 31-year-old man, a 21-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman were also arrested on suspicion of committing drugs offences and released on bail.

A 24-year-old man was arrested for an unrelated offence of dishonestly using electricity.

While conducting their enquiries, police also arrested a 26-year-old man for assault on police, disorderly behaviour and resisting arrest.