Two arrested after cocaine find

The cocaine press which was found.
The cocaine press which was found.

Police in Coleraine have arrested two people in connection with the production and supply of the class A drug cocaine.

Detective Inspector Tom McClure from Reactive and Organised Crime Branch said: “Officers carried out searches at four addresses across Coleraine on Wednesday 20th January as part of a proactive operation against what we believe is an organised crime gang involved in the production and supply of cocaine.

“At one of the addresses we uncovered a cocaine press and a large quantity of bulking agent along with drugs paraphernalia and other items used in cocaine production.

“We have arrested a 30-year-old woman and a 34-year-old man on suspicion of a number of drugs offences including ‘possession of class A drugs’ and ‘possession of class A drugs with intent to supply’ as well as ‘Conspiracy to supply Class A drugs’ and ‘being concerned in the production of class A drugs, namely cocaine.

“Both individuals remain in custody assisting us with our enquiries.”