13/12/2019

Three Charged As Drugs Seized In East Belfast

Detectives from the PSNI's Paramilitary Crime Task Force have charged three men after drugs were discovered during searches in east Belfast and Newtownards.

The raids on Thursday 12 December were part of investigations into the ongoing criminal activities of the east Belfast UVF.

Cannabis with an estimated street value of £150,000 and a large quantity of cash was seized, along with two vehicles and a quantity of suspected class A controlled drugs.

Three men, aged 44, 48 and 71 were charged with drug related offences. They are due to appear at Belfast Magistrates' Court on Thursday 09 January 2020.

All charges will be reviewed by the PPS, as is normal procedure.



(JG/MH)

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