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Heroin probe: Five men arrested in Belfast and Lisburn

Published 19/10/2015

Four arrests in Belfast heroin investigation (File photo)
Four arrests in Belfast heroin investigation (File photo)

Police have arrested four men on suspicion of involvement in the street supply of heroin in Belfast.

The four, aged 24, 30, 40 and 54, were arrested earlier in the Antrim Road area of the city by officers from the PSNI Reactive and Organised Crime Branch.

A small quantity of heroin, an amount of cash and suspected false identity documents were also recovered.

A fifth man, aged 26, was later arrested in the Lisburn area.

All five suspects are being interviewed at Musgrave police station.

Detective Inspector Andy Dunlop said: "Heroin is a deadly substance which devastates families and wrecks lives. Police are responding to community concerns about the incidence of this drug and are taking appropriate action.

"To those people who may have a heroin dependency, I would urge them to seek help from our statutory and voluntary partners.

"To the general community, I would again appeal for information on those suspected of involvement in the supply of all controlled drugs. Please phone the police on 101 or, alternatively, phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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