Police Seize Drugs And Charge Man With Possession

Searches in Crossgar and North Belfast lead to seizure of a large sum of cash cash and other items

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Searches in Crossgar and North Belfast lead to seizure of a large sum of cash cash and other items

Detectives from the PSNI’s Organised Crime Unit have arrested a 44-year old man and seized approximately 2kg of suspected cocaine this afternoon.

The man has been charged with two counts of possession of a Class A controlled drug, possession of a Class A controlled drug with intent to supply, possession of a Class B controlled drug, possession of a Class C controlled drug and other offences.

He is due to appear at Belfast Magistrates Court on Thursday 11th November. As is normal procedure, all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

Detective Inspector McCamley said: “At around 2pm, officers stopped a moped travelling in the East Belfast area. Following a search of the vehicle, approximately 2kg of suspected cocaine was recovered and a man was arrested on suspicion of various drugs offences. He is currently in police custody at this time.

 “Subsequent searches of properties in the North Belfast and Crossgar areas were conducted, resulting in the seizure of several thousand pounds and a number of other items were taken away for further forensic examination.

 “Today’s significant seizure has meant we have removed a large quantity of illegal drugs from the streets and prevented untold damage being caused to individuals and the wider community.  Drugs harm our communities and cause misery to those who take them and their wider family circle.  We will work with the public and our partner agencies to seize illegal drugs and prosecute those responsible.”

 “Anyone with information about any criminality linked to drugs should contact police on 101 or anonymously through the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111, which gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”