Woman is held in drugs swoop
Suspected cocaine was found hidden in a vase by the UK Border Agency and police officers in Belfast.
The earthenware container with the suspected class A drug was posted in South America and discovered at an address in the north of the city.
The drug weighed 1.3kg, with an estimated street value of up to £250,000, and was hidden in a false base in the vase.
A woman (28) was arrested at the address and inquiries are continuing.
Maggie Eyden, UKBA assistant director in Northern Ireland, said: “Our officers are on constant alert to keep drugs and other banned substances out of the UK.
“Drugs devastate lives and communities and my officers at the UK Border Agency, along with colleagues from other law enforcement agencies, are determined to stop them reaching our streets.”
The drug has been sent off for forensic examination to confirm it is cocaine.