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Arrest made after police seize weapon in Belfast

Police officers search a flat in the Divis Tower, west Belfast
Police officers search a flat in the Divis Tower, west Belfast

Detectives have arrested a 56-year-old man in the west Belfast area after pepper spray and CS gas were seized in searches.

The man was detained yesterday on suspicion of possession of a prohibited weapon and an offence linked to the running of an illegal lottery.

"He has been taken to Musgrave Police Station where he is being questioned by detectives," a PSNI spokesman said.

"Searches were also carried out in the south and west Belfast areas and suspected canisters of pepper spray and CS gas were seized."

The searches were carried out by from the PSNI's Terrorism Investigation Unit.

Officers could be seen carrying out searches in Divis Tower, off the lower Falls Road.

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