Belfast Telegraph

Tip-off leads police to £100k drugs bust in Belfast

By Gareth Cross

A man has been arrested after a suspected amphetamine base containing drugs worth more than £100,000 was discovered.

Several thousand tablets and a quantity of suspected cocaine were discovered during a search by PSNI officers at an address off the Ravenhill Road yesterday.

A large sum of cash was also found at the premises during the raid.

A 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drugs offences.

He is currently assisting police with their enquiries.

A PSNI spokesman said the bust was made following a tip-off.

"Following up on information provided by members of the public, police have again disrupted the supply of what we suspect are incredibly harmful drugs in the Belfast area, recovering a significant amount of suspected drugs, drug paraphernalia and a significant amount of cash," he said.

"We will continue relentlessly in our efforts to make communities safer and take positive steps to remove drugs from our streets and bring those who deal in these deadly substances before the courts.

"I would like to thank the members of the public for providing information which has resulted in the search, seizure and arrest this morning."

He appealed for anyone with concerns or information about illegal drugs to contact police on the non-emergency number 101.

"Information can also be given to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime," he added.

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