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Cannabis discovered during terrorism investigation at west Belfast property

Suspected cannabis was discovered during a search in west Belfast.
Suspected cannabis was discovered during a search in west Belfast.

Police have discovered a quantity of suspected cannabis during a search of a property in west Belfast.

Officers from PSNI Terrorism Investigation Unit tackling drugs related criminality carried out the planned search on Thursday under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Following the search a quantity of suspected cannabis was found. As a result a 47 year old man was issued with a Community Resolution Notice for possession of a Class B controlled drug.

Detective Inspector Andrew Hamlin, Terrorism Investigation Unit said: “Officers from TIU are committed to bringing terrorism in all its forms to an end. Be under no illusion, paramilitary linked criminality at any level destroys peoples’ lives and harms our communities. We all need to take a stand.” 

“We are committed to tackling and disrupting criminality linked to violent  dissident republicans. I would encourage anyone with information to contact the police on 101 or 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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