12/03/2020

£40k Cannabis Seized In Paramilitary Probe

A man has been arrested and cannabis worth £40,000 seized after two parcels destined for an address in Northern Ireland were intercepted.

Detectives from the Paramilitary Crime Task Force made the arrest amid a probe into the activities of the east Belfast UVF.
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Two parcels were found to contain suspected cannabis when intercepted on Wednesday 11 March. The labelled destination was searched later on Wednesday, where a 32 year-old was detained.

The man is suspected of attempting to possess a class B drug with intent to supply.

Detective Inspector Hamilton said: "We continue to target paramilitaries, intent on supplying drugs and causing significant harm within our communities and I would urge anyone keen to assist us in our efforts to report any information they have to police on 101."



(JG/CM)

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