Belfast Telegraph

PSNI seize suspected 30,000 Xanax tablets and Class B controlled drugs in Belfast

Police have seized a large quantity of suspected drugs in north Belfast on Friday.

Detectives from the Organised Crime Unit made the discovery following the search of a property in the Newington Street area around 9pm.

Officers seized approximately 30,000 suspected Xanax tablets, as well as a large quantity of suspected Class B controlled drugs.

Drug related paraphernalia was also taken. Enquiries into the matter are continuing.

Detective Inspector Andrew Hamlin said: "Taking prescription drugs that you haven’t been prescribed in unregulated quantities can pose a massive risk to life. We are committed to removing drugs and illegal substances from communities in order to keep people safe.

"The PSNI is committed to making Northern Ireland a hostile environment for those in our community who are involved in serious drug crimes. We will seek to identify them, arrest them and place them before the courts.

"Anyone with any information about drugs or any illegal activity should contact police by calling 101. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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