£800,000 worth of herbal cannabis seized in Derry

Police in Derry have seized drugs estimated to be worth £800,000 and arrested a 33 year old man.

Local officers, with assistance from colleagues in Organised Crime Branch, stopped a van on the Glengalliagh Road shortly after 7pm last night.

A 33 year old man was arrested and a substantial quantity of herbal cannabis which had been concealed in kitchen units in the vehicle was seized.

The drugs are being sent for detailed analysis to determine the quality of the cannabis but a preliminary estimate has valued the haul at £800,000.

The 33 year old suspect is being questioned at Strabane police station.