Northern Ireland

Craigavon police seize stolen strong painkillers

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A substantial amount of prescription medication, believed to be stolen, has been recovered by police in County Armagh.

About 40,000 high-strength painkillers were recovered in Craigavon at one of three locations searched by police on Wednesday.

Two men have been arrested.

A police spokeswoman said it was dangerous to take such drugs without a prescription.

Officers were "relieved that such a significant quantity has been removed from circulation", she added.