24/01/2020

Cannabis Worth Over £500k Seized In One Week

Police have recovered herbal cannabis worth over £500,000 in just over one week after a man carrying a drug-filled suitcase was stopped in south Belfast.

A quantity of the class B drug valued at over £400k was located during a number of searches in south Belfast this week.

The operation came after a suspect carrying a suitcase full of the drug was stopped on the Lisburn Road on Thursday 16 January.

The man was later remanded in custody after being charged with a range of drugs offences.
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Police said the search operation was a direct result of the initial incident. Cannabis worth over £500,000 has now been removed from the community in just over a week.

A PSNI spokesperson said: "We remain fully committed to tackling the scourge of drugs in our communities and we will continue to proactively investigate and carry out searches linked to the drugs trade.

"If you have any information about drug dealing, call the non-emergency number 101. Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111."



(JG/CM)

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