Northern Ireland

Six arrested and 'millions of pounds' worth of drugs seized

PSNI officer holding an evidence bag of seized drugs Image copyright PSNI
Image caption The PSNI were involved in a joint investigation into the sale of pharmaceutical drugs

Police have seized 'millions of pounds' worth of pharmaceutical drugs in Greater Manchester.

Officers from Derry City and Strabane District along with Greater Manchester Police also arrested six men in the joint operation.

The men were arrested on suspicion of supplying class c drugs.

The investigation is being carried out by the PSNI, Greater Manchester Police and the Medicine and Health Products Regulatory Authority.

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Chief Inspector Alan Hutton said the PSNI is continuing its investigation into the online drugs trade.

"It is clear that this is a comprehensive operation, with genuine pharmaceuticals being unlawfully removed from the supply chain in the UK and then sold, illegally, online."