21/06/2018

Two People Arrested In Connection With Drug Seizure

Two people have been arrested in connection with the seizure of a large quantity of suspected class A drugs.

The suspected cocaine was uncovered by detectives from PSNI Organised Crime Unit during the search of a house in north Belfast on Wednesday, 20 June.

Detective Chief Inspector David Henderson said: "The search was carried out at a house on the Ardoyne Road and followed the recent interception of a parcel from the postal system containing approximately £20k of suspected cocaine. A further quantity of suspected cocaine, thought to be worth around £25k, was located at the house.
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"A woman aged 54 and a man aged 22 were arrested at the scene on suspicion of a number of drugs related offences and are currently in custody assisting us with our enquiries.

"Tackling the illegal supply and use of drugs is a priority for police and seizures such as this demonstrate our ongoing commitment to tackling the scourge of drugs in our society. I would encourage anyone who has any information about the use or supply of illegal drugs to contact police on the non-emergency number 101 with any information they have. Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime."

(MH/LM)

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