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Police seize £150k worth of drugs during Belfast searches


Police seized £150k worth of suspected drugs.

Police seized £150k worth of suspected drugs.

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Police seized £150k worth of suspected drugs.

Police have seized suspected Class A and B drugs with an estimated value of £150,000 during two searches in north Belfast on Thursday.

A 51-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences including possession of a Class A drug, possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply, possession of a Class B drug and possession of a Class B drug with intent to supply.

He remains in police custody at this time.

Detective Inspector Barry Hamilton said that police seized a "substantiative amount of cocaine and cannabis" following planned searches.

“We know that drugs ruin lives, whilst lining the pockets of organised criminals. Today’s searches are further evidence of our ongoing commitment to removing and disrupting the illegal supply of drugs in Northern Ireland," he said.

"We are committed to making Northern Ireland a hostile environment for those in our community who are involved in the drugs trade. My message is very clear to anyone involved in the sale or supply of drugs – we will continue to work hard to identify drug dealers, arrest them and place them before the courts. 

“I continue to appeal to members of the public to come forward with any information about the supply or use of illegal drugs. Anyone with any information can call police on 101. 

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

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