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Cocaine haul worth £250,000 is seized by officers

By Staff Reporter

Published 26/06/2015

Suspected cocaine with an estimated street value in excess of a quarter of a million pounds has been seized in Belfast
Suspected cocaine with an estimated street value in excess of a quarter of a million pounds has been seized in Belfast

Suspected cocaine with an estimated street value in excess of a quarter of a million pounds has been seized in Belfast.

Detectives from PSNI Organised Crime Branch discovered the drugs yesterday at around 4.15pm when they stopped a vehicle on the Forthriver Road.

Detective Inspector Trevor Stevenson said packages of white powder were found and initial tests indicated it was cocaine.

"At present the seizure is thought to be worth somewhere between £250,000 and £300,000," he said. "However, further testing will be required."

A 26-year-old man has been charged with possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply.

The man is to appear at Belfast Magistrates' Court today.

A 24-year-old man who had been arrested during a linked search in Cookstown yesterday has now been released on bail pending further police enquiries, a spokesman for the PSNI said last night.

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