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Pair arrested after '£100,000 of drugs' seized

Published 27/08/2015

Two men were arrested after police raids in Coleraine and East Belfast
Two men were arrested after police raids in Coleraine and East Belfast

Two men have been arrested after drugs with an estimated street value of £100,000 were seized.

Ecstasy pills, herbal cannabis and diazepam tablets were found during planned police raids in Coleraine and East Belfast on Wednesday.

A quantity of cash and other drugs paraphernalia were also removed.

The suspects aged 25 and 32 remain in police custody.

Detective Inspector Sean Taylor from the PSNI's reactive and organised crime branch said: "Whilst I welcome the fact that these drugs have been taken off our streets, I continue to appeal to members of the public to come forward with any information about the supply or use of illegal drugs."

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

Meanwhile, suspected cocaine and diazepam worth around £15,000 was recovered during a separate police operation.

A 54-year-old man was arrested when two houses in East Belfast were raided and a car in the north of the city was searched on Wednesday.

He has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

PSNI Superintendent Darrin Jones said: "This was a significant find and has taken potentially dangerous drugs and a suspected firearm off the streets of Belfast."

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