05/05/2006

Drugs seized during police raids

Police in Newtownabbey have seized cannabis and drug paraphernalia during a planned search operation in the Rathcoole Estate on the outskirts of north Belfast.

The raids were part of the Newtownabbey Community Responsive Campaign against drug use in the area, carried out under the 'Misuse of Drugs act.'

A PSNI spokesperson said that detectives raided four homes in the area as well as carrying out searches of a large part of the surrounding area.

It was confirmed that no arrests were made during the operation, which is understood to be in connection with serious crime.

(EF/SP)

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