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Three arrested after suspected class A drugs found in car in Belfast

Three men have been arrested and a quantity of suspected class A drugs seized following the search of a car in north Belfast.

Shortly before 11pm on Thursday night police stopped a Vauxhall Mokka car on the Fortwilliam off-slip of the M2.

Three men, two aged 39 and one aged 22, were arrested on suspicion of a number of drugs offences.

A taser gun was deployed during the arrests and the Police Ombudsman has been informed, as is normal procedure.

All three remain in police custody at this time. 

A number of follow-up searches have been conducted in the north Belfast, Holywood and Ballymena areas today in connection with organised crime and police enquiries are ongoing.

Detective Chief Inspector Brian Foster said: “Tackling the illegal supply and use of drugs is a priority for police and seizures such as this demonstrate our ongoing commitment to tackling the scourge of drugs in our society. 

"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.

“I would encourage anyone who has any information about the use or supply of illegal drugs to contact police on the non-emergency number 101 with any information they have.

"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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