Suspected drugs found in abandoned car

Abandoned cars seized by the PSNI
Abandoned cars seized by the PSNI

A large bag of drugs and a can of petrol were discovered in an abandoned car by police in Lurgan.

The PSNI said large bag contained suspected Class A drugs.

Police took away two cars abandoned in the Kilwilkie estate after concerned residents contacted them.

On a Facebook post the PSNI Craigavon said: “As a result of calls from concerned residents in Kilwilkie, Police have attended this evening and recovered two abandoned vehicles.

“Its just as well we arrived when we did, the cars had been left open and some local kids were starting to play around them.

“Ordinarily this may not be too much of a problem but on this occasion we recovered a large bag of suspected class A drugs and a can of petrol in one of the vehicles

“It doesn’t bear thinking about the consequences of what would happen had the kids got their hands on this!

“This is a superb example of our community working with us to keep everyone safe.”

Sinn Fein MLA John O’Dowd said: “This is further evidence that the local community is determined to root out drug dealers and those who think they can use Kilwilke with impunity or sorrowfuly are mistaken.”

SDLP MLA Dolores Kelly said: “I would like to commend the local community for their action in reporting this to the police. It is a very good example of how we all must work together to keep people safe. It also reflects the ‘real’ face of the people who live in Kilwilke, law-abiding, civic minded citizens.”