01/12/2020

Police Seize 'Substantial Amount' Of Illegal Alcohol In West Belfast

Police came under attack in west Belfast as they attempted to remove two van-loads of seized alcohol on Monday afternoon.

Police uncovered a "substantial amount of alcohol" at a commercial property on the Falls Road as they conducted a search under warrant. It is understood the operation began when community leaders raised concerns over the potential illegal sale of alcohol.
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Two vans were found packed with cases of alcohol and the scene was secured. When officers returned to the scene yesterday to remove the alcohol, they are said to have come under attack.

Anyone with any information about the sale or distribution of illegal alcohol is asked to contact police.


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