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Two arrested after drugs found during police searches in Belfast

Police carried out a number of searches in north Belfast. Credit: PSNI
Police carried out a number of searches in north Belfast. Credit: PSNI

Two people have been arrested for drugs offences after police searched ten properties in north Belfast.

Officers seized a quantity of cocaine, tablets and cannabis along with drugs paraphernalia and other items.

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Police putting in a door during searches in north Belfast. Credit: PSNI

A further four people will be reported to the Public Prosecution Service and a fifth received a Community Resolution Notice.

Chief Inspector Kelly Moore said, “Over the past two days local neighbourhood officers working with district support team and tactical support colleagues have conducted searches at residential properties in the lower north Belfast area.

"The searches are part of our ongoing efforts to tackle the scourge of drugs in our community.

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Police putting in a door during searches in north Belfast. Credit: PSNI

“We understand that drug and substance abuse bring misery to individuals, families and communities, and we are committed to addressing drug dealing and associated criminality. 

"We will continue to disrupt and arrest those involved in the sale and supply of drugs, bring those individuals before the courts and work with communities and partners to reduce the threat of this harmful, criminal activity and make our neighbourhoods safer.

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Drugs seized by police after searches in north Belfast. Credit: PSNI

“We seek the continued support and co-operation of the community and would encourage anyone with information about drug dealing or drug misuse in the local area to get in touch.

"I want to reassure people that we never disregard any information provided. Sometimes it can be the last part of the jigsaw or the starting point of a longer term investigation.

“Our message is clear and simple: drugs destroy lives. If you can help us put an end to this blight on our society, please call 101 or alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 and pass on any details that you may have."

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Police putting in a door during searches in north Belfast. Credit: PSNI

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