31/01/2002

Drugs finds in north and east Belfast

A quantity of drugs with an estimated street value of £70,000 have been recovered in Belfast.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland's drugs squad recovered a substantial haul of cannabis resin in a house at the junction of Kylemore Park and Ballysillan Road in north Belfast at about 8.30pm on Wednesday, January 30. A police spokesperson said that the search was part of a planned police operation and the PSNI have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

Meanwhile, a 43-year-old man has been arrested following the discovery of weapons and drugs during a search of a house in east Belfast this morning. Police uncovered two replica handguns, 50 shotgun cartridges, 25 pistol rounds and 12 blank rounds for a .22 rifle from the Island Street house in east Belfast. Police also found paramilitary paraphernalia, a quantity of white powder and a set of weighing scales. (GMcG)

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