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Two arrests following £500k Belfast cannabis seizure

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Bags of suspected cannabis were seized during the search. Credit: PSNI

Bags of suspected cannabis were seized during the search. Credit: PSNI

Bags of suspected cannabis were seized during the search. Credit: PSNI

Two men have been arrested after around £500,000 of suspected cannabis was seized in Belfast.

The seizures were made during searches at properties in the Donegal Quay area and in south Belfast on Monday as part of an investigation into organised crime.

A large quantity of cash was also recovered.

A 33-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including importing a controlled drug, possessing criminal property and possessing a class B controlled drug.

Another man (26) has been arrested on suspicion of a number of offences, including possessing a class B controlled drug and possessing a class B controlled drug with intent to supply.

Detective Inspector Pete Mullan of the Organised Crime Branch said: “We are committed to making Northern Ireland a hostile environment to those within our local community involved in drug dealing.

"We will seek to identify them, arrest them and bring them before the courts.

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Bags of suspected cannabis were seized during the search. Credit: PSNI

Bags of suspected cannabis were seized during the search. Credit: PSNI

Bags of suspected cannabis were seized during the search. Credit: PSNI

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"I would encourage anyone with information about the sale and supply of illegal drugs to get in touch with police.

"Community intelligence is key in enabling us to gather an accurate picture of what is happening in our local communities and to focus our resources on the areas and issues people are concerned about."

Information can be provided to the PSNI on 101, or online via the PSNI website.


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