Man arrested in west Belfast in organised crime probe

Man arrested in west Belfast in organised crime probe

A man in his 30s has been arrested in west Belfast by police investigating organised crime.

He was arrested on suspicion of a number of offences, including possession of a firearm, possession of a stun gun, possession of a quantity of class A controlled drugs (approximately 1 kilo of cocaine) and a quantity of cash.

The charges relate to the search of a house in the Newtownabbey area on June 22 and 23.

The man remains in police custody.

Detective Inspector Pete Mullan said: “We remain committed to making Northern Ireland a hostile environment for those individuals and groups who are involved in crime. 

“We will continue to work to identify them, disrupt their activities, arrest them and place them before the courts. We will also seek to ensure that they do not derive any material benefit from their illegal activities. 

“Anyone with information about drugs or any illegal activity can contact police on 101 or information can be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”