23/07/2019

Drugs Worth £500k Seized In Belfast

Detectives from the PSNI's Organised Crime Branch have arrested two men after suspected cannabis worth an estimated £500,000 was seized during raids in Belfast.

A large quantity of cash was also discovered during the operation in south Belfast and the Donegal quay area on Monday 22 July.

A 33-year-old was detained on suspicion of a number of offences including importing a controlled drug, possessing criminal property and possessing a class B controlled drug with intent to supply.

A 26-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of a series of offences, including possessing a class B controlled drug with intent to supply, conspiracy to supply a class B controlled drug and possessing a false identity document. 

Both suspects remain in police custody.
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Detective Inspector Pete Mullan appealed to the public to continue to report any suspicions of illegal activity in their area. He said: "We are committed to making Northern Ireland a hostile environment to those within our local community involved in drug dealing. We will seek to identify them, arrest them and bring them before the courts.


"I would encourage anyone with information about the sale and supply of illegal drugs to get in touch with police.

"Community intelligence is key in enabling us to gather an accurate picture of what is happening in our local communities and to focus our resources on the areas and issues people are concerned about.

"Local police can be contacted on 101 or online via the online reporting form on the PSNI website."



(JG/MH)

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