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PSNI find £100,000 worth of cocaine left in abandoned vehicle in north Belfast

The cocaine was found after officers went to move the vehicle on Wednesday
The PSNI logo (Niall Carson/PA)

The PSNI logo (Niall Carson/PA)

Jamie McDowell

£100,000 worth of cocaine has been recovered by the PSNI in Belfast.

The find was made after police searched a vehicle in the Oldpark area in the north of the city shortly after Neighbourhood Policing Team officers out on proactive patrol recovered an abandoned vehicle shortly after 4pm on Wednesday.

Chief Inspector Fox said: “Officers searched the vehicle and a large quantity of suspected cocaine was recovered.

“Drugs harm our communities and cause death and destruction to those who take them, leaving families and friends devastated through tragedy. This is an excellent seizure of harmful drugs taken off the streets through good, visible, proactive community-led policing.

“We will continue to 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.”

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