Three charged in connection with £1.5m drugs haul

Three people have been charged in connection with the North’s biggest ever seizure of heroin.

The eight kilos of drugs with a street value of more than £1.5m (€1.75m) also contained a quantity of ecstasy and was recovered when a car was stopped on the Foyle Bridge in Derry yesterday.

Two of those charged are from Dublin and the third from Derry.

Police said today a 41-year-old from Derry had been charged with possession of Class A drugs, heroin and ecstasy, with intent to supply.

A 28-year-old man and 24-year-old woman from Dublin had been charged with being concerned in the supply of heroin and ecstasy.

All three are being held in custody and are expected to appear at Belfast magistrates Court tomorrow.

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