19/07/2019

£150k Worth Of Drugs Seized In North Belfast

Police have seized drugs worth an estimated £150,000 during two planned searches in north Belfast on Thursday 18 July.

A 51-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of a series of drugs offences after the haul of cocaine and cannabis was discovered. He remained in police custody on Thursday afternoon.
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Detective Inspector Barry Hamilton said: "We know that drugs ruin lives, whilst lining the pockets of organised criminals. Today's searches are further evidence of our ongoing commitment to removing and disrupting the illegal supply of drugs in Northern Ireland.  

"We are committed to making Northern Ireland a hostile environment for those in our community who are involved in the drugs trade. My message is very clear to anyone involved in the sale or supply of drugs – we will continue to work hard to identify drug dealers, arrest them and place them before the courts."

Police have appealed to members of the public to come forward with any information about the supply or use of illegal drugs. Anyone with information can contact detectives on 101, or provide details anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



(JG/CM)

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