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Police seize £120,000 of cannabis in Belfast area

Published 08/09/2016

Police have seized drugs with a street value of over £120,000 in Belfast.
Police have seized drugs with a street value of over £120,000 in Belfast.

£120,000 worth of suspected cannabis has been seized in the Belfast area in August, police have revealed.

A PSNI spokeswoman said the drugs were discovered on Sunday 14 August.

No further details were given on the recovery but as part of the same investigation, detectives from Organised Crime Branch later searched a house in the Greenisland area and recovered a small amount of cannabis, a mobile phone and drugs paraphernalia.

Detective Sergeant McAuley, Organised Crime Branch said: “I am pleased that we have taken a considerable quantity of illicit drugs from the streets of Northern Ireland.

“Seizures such as this demonstrate our ongoing commitment to tackling the scourge of drugs in our society.

“I would encourage anyone who has any information about the use or supply of illegal drugs to contact police on the non-emergency number 101 with any information they have. Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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