Two Arrested As Cocaine, Pills And Cannabis Seized In North Belfast

Two people have been arrested and a haul of cocaine, pills and cannabis seized as part of a proactive police operation in north Belfast.

Ten properties were searched in total, with drug paraphernalia and other items also seized.

Four people have been reported to the Public Prosecution Service (PPS), while a fifth received a Community Resolution Notice.

Chief Inspector Kelly Moore said: "Over the past two days local neighbourhood officers working with district support team and tactical support colleagues have conducted searches at residential properties in the lower North Belfast area. The searches are part of our ongoing efforts to tackle the scourge of drugs in our community. 
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"We understand that drug and substance abuse bring misery to individuals, families and communities, and we are committed to addressing drug dealing and associated criminality.  We will continue to disrupt and arrest those involved in the sale and supply of drugs, bring those individuals before the courts and work with communities and partners to reduce the threat of this harmful, criminal activity and make our neighbourhoods safer. 

"We seek the continued support and co-operation of the community and would encourage anyone with information about drug dealing or drug misuse in the local area to get in touch. I want to reassure people that we never disregard any information provided. Sometimes it can be the last part of the jigsaw or the starting point of a longer term investigation."

Chief Inspector Moore concluded: "Our message is clear and simple: drugs destroy lives." 

If anyone can help police efforts, they are urged to call 101.

Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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