Two arrested after drugs and firearms found in house

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Two men have been arrested after suspected drugs and three firearms were found in a house in Portadown last night.

Detectives from Reactive and Organised Crime carried out the search in Churchill Park.

A 34-year-old man was arrested for attempted murder in relation to two shooting incidents in Newry on Thursday, September 17.

Two men were shot in the legs during these attacks which occurred on Sandy Street and Armagh Road, Newry.

The 34-year-old man has also been arrested for possession of firearms in suspicious circumstances and possession of Class A drugs.

A 20-year-old was arrested for possession of firearms in suspicious circumstances and possession of Class A drugs.

Both are currently assisting police with their enquiries at Musgrave Serious Crime Suite.

A quantity of suspected drugs and three suspected firearms were recovered during the search in Churchill Park.

Chief Inspector Davy Beck said: “We hope these arrests send a clear message to the community that we are committed to tackling crime and will work across districts and departments to prevent, detect and deter crime. I would also like to thank the local community for their patience and support as we continue with our investigations.”

During September a 26-year-old man was charged with two counts of attempted murder, kidnapping and possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence in relation to the two shootings in Newry.