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Two charged with firearms offences

Two men have been charged with firearms offences in Northern Ireland.

They were arrested in the Yorkgate area of north Belfast on Friday.

A PSNI statement said: "Detectives from PSNI Organised Crime Branch have charged a 21-year-old man with conspiracy to possess a firearm in suspicious circumstances, attempted possession of a firearm in suspicious circumstances and attempted possession of class A controlled drug with intent to supply.

"A 24-year-old man was charged with attempted possession of a firearm in suspicious circumstances."

Both men are due to appear at Belfast magistrates' court on Monday.

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