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Tyrone: Two charged after ‘cannabis worth £2.1m seized’

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Two men have been charged following the discovery of suspected cannabis with an estimated street value of £2.1m in County Tyrone.

The men, aged 37 and 48, are charged with possession of a class-B drug and possession of a class-B drug with intent to supply.

They are due to appear at Enniskillen Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Officers searched properties in the Cookstown and Coalisland areas on Saturday.

They seized the suspected drugs, two vehicles and a number of other items.

Separately, an estimated €1m (£857,000) worth of suspected cannabis was seized by gardaí (Irish police) in County Meath.

It was recovered at a warehouse in Ashbourne on Thursday.

Gardaí were assisted by the Irish Revenue Customs Service in the operation.

The suspected cannabis was discovered in vacuum-packed bags and will be analysed by Forensic Science Ireland.

There have been no arrests at this stage; gardaí say investigations are ongoing.

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