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Huge drug seizure 'blow' to Belfast crime gangs

Northern IrelandBy Sunday World
Huge drug seizure 'blow' to Belfast crime gangs

Police in Belfast have said that a seizure of drugs worth a "substantial amount" of money has "struck a blow" to Belfast crime gangs.

Two men, aged 28 and 31, were arrested last night after a car was stopped on Duncrue Street in the docks area of Belfast at around 8.15pm.

Police searching the vehicle found a large amount suspected herbal cannabis and cocaine.

At this time there it has not been estimated how much the haul is worth.

The two men have both been arrested on possession and supply of drug offences and are currently assisting police with their enquiries.

Detective Inspector Tom McClure from the PSNI's Reactive and Organised Cries.ime Branch said: "I believe that this intervention has struck a blow to the activities of an organised gang involved in serious drug criminality.

"The PSNI is committed to making Northern Ireland a hostile environment for those in our community who are involved in serious drug crimes. We will seek to identify them, arrest them and place them before the courts. 

"Anyone with any information about drugs or any illegal activity should contact police on the non-emergency number 101 or information can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111." 

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