Northern Ireland

Two arrested as police seize £400,000 in drugs probe

Police said the money was uncovered in the cab of the lorry Image copyright PSNI
Image caption Police said the money was uncovered in the cab of the lorry

Two men have been arrested in Armagh after more than £400,000 was seized as part of an investigation into illegal drugs supply and money laundering.

The men, aged 30 and 32, were arrested on Wednesday night after police stopped a lorry on the Portadown Road.

A subsequent search of a property in Armagh led detectives to seize four "high-value watches" and other items.

A search of a property in the Sixmilecross area of County Tyrone is also taking place.

Police said the cash - some £215,000 in sterling and 225,000 euros (£194,000) - was uncovered in a holdall, a backpack and a plastic bag in the lorry's cab.