17/08/2018

Man And Woman Arrested In Connection With Drugs Offences

A man and a woman have both been arrested in connection with a number of drugs offences in north Belfast.

The suspects, aged 46 and 51, were detained by officers from the Paramilitary Crime Task Force following two planned searches of houses in the Glencairn area on Thursday night, 16 August.
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Detective Inspector Lynne Knox said: "A large quantity of pregabalin/lyrica tablets along with drugs paraphernalia and a cocaine press were seized during the search.

"Both suspects were taken to Musgrave Police Station for questioning where they remain assisting us with our enquiries.

"These arrests and seizures are further evidence of our ongoing commitment to removing and disrupting the illegal supply of drugs in Northern Ireland. We know that drugs can ruin lives and line the pockets of organised criminals, and we are determined to disrupt these criminal gangs."

(LM/CM)

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