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Two arrests in £400,000 cannabis find

NewsBy Jamie McDowell
Two arrests in £400,000 cannabis find
Two arrests in £400,000 cannabis find
Two arrests in £400,000 cannabis find

A man and a woman have been arrested after the police discovered £200,000 worth of cannabis in a car after it was stopped on the M2 at noon yesterday.

A further £200,000 worth of the drug was found when the police searched properties linked to the pair.

Properties were searched in Antrim, the Shore Road in Belfast, County Down and Newtownards. 

Commenting on the seizures Detective Inspector Andy Dunlop from Reactive and Organised Crime Branch said: “This was initially great work by our District colleagues and officers from our Operational Support Department who reacted quickly to information received from the community.  The seizures are a great example of how easy it can be when the public report their suspicions to us.  I am confident of further arrests.

“We are aware of the threat posed by illegal drugs and are determined to use every opportunity to take controlled drugs off the streets and bring anyone involved in their sale, supply or distribution before the courts.

"I would appeal to anyone who has any concerns or information about illegal drugs to contact their local Police on the non-emergency number 101. Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111."