Two Men Arrested In Connection With Large Drug Seizure

Two men have been arrested in connection with a large drug seizure following two Paramilitary Crime Task Force operations.

Officers seized large quantities of suspected class A drugs, worth an estimated £180,000, during two separate search operations – a property search in Ballybeen, Dundonald, and a vehicle stop and search on the M1 near Moira.
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The men, aged 28 and 41, have been arrested on suspicion of a number of drug-related offences.

Police said the operations were part of an ongoing investigation into criminality linked to the East Belfast UVF.

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