Pair Charged Over £1m Cannabis Raid

Two men have been charged in connection with the discovery of cannabis worth £1 million in Belfast.

The suspects, aged 29 and 61 years-old, face charges for possession of a class B controlled drug with intent to supply, conspiracy to supply a class B controlled drug and possessing criminal property.

The men were arrested after officers stopped a car travelling on the Ravenhill Road on Tuesday afternoon, 28 January.
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A significant quantity of cannabis was then uncovered during follow up searches at a local address.

Both appeared at Belfast Magistrates' Court this morning, Thursday 30 January, while a third man arrested on Tuesday, aged 43, has been released unconditionally in relation to the drug-related offences.

The 29-year-old man was additionally charged with possession of a false identity document.

The PSNI sought assistance from Immigration and Enforcement officers in the case.

All charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service, as is normal procedure.


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