14/01/2020

Man Jailed For Drugs Offences

A 36 year-old man from west Belfast will spend over a year behind bars for a number of drug related offences.

John Paul McGuinness was handed a custodial sentence at Belfast Crown Court on Monday 13 January following the seizure of cocaine worth approximately £20,000.

He will serve 32 months, half of which is to be spent on licence.
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The PSNI's Organised Crime Unit welcomed the conviction. Detective Inspector Pete Mullan said: "Drug dealers don't care about their communities and they use violence and intimidation to maintain their control. Also, money spent on cannabis and cocaine can be used by organised crime gangs to fund their other criminality.

"We will continue to investigate those who profit from the harm caused by illegal drugs. I would appeal to the public to contact police if they have any concerns or information regarding drugs in their area by calling 101."



(JG/CM)

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