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£1million drugs haul found in Belfast - two arrested

Cannabis seized after searches in Belfast. Credit: PSNI
Cannabis seized after searches in Belfast. Credit: PSNI

A man and a woman have been arrested after a £1million cannabis haul was seized by police in Belfast.

A 37-year-old woman in Stranmillis and a 48-year-old man in the Lisburn Road area were both arrested as part of an investigation into the supply of drugs in Northern Ireland on Thursday.

The arrests were carried out after searches by the PSNI's Organised Crime Branch discovered cannabis with a street value of £1million.

The man and woman remain in policy custody.

Detective Inspector Pete Mullan said: “These arrests and seizures are evidence of our ongoing commitment to removing and disrupting the illegal supply of drugs into Northern Ireland.

"The seizure of these drugs has removed a substantial amount of cannabis and prevented £1million from falling into the hands of organised criminals who profit from other’s misery.

“We are committed to tackling the issue of drugs and would appeal to the public to speak to us if they have any concerns or information regarding drugs in their area. The number to call is 101.”

“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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