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Police made the discovery after a vehicle was stopped and searched on Tuesday afternoon in the Glengormley area on the outskirts of Belfast.

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£900,000 of class B drugs were seized in Glengormley on Tuesday

£900,000 of class B drugs were seized in Glengormley on Tuesday

£900,000 of class B drugs were seized in Glengormley on Tuesday

Five men are due to appear in court today charged with possession of and intent to supply drugs after a major PSNI seizure on Tuesday.

The men, aged 23, 35, 36, 37 and 69 were arrested after the PSNI and UK Border Force officers uncovered approximately £900,000 worth of class B drugs when a vehicle was stopped and searched on Tuesday afternoon in the Glengormley area on the outskirts of Belfast.

Two of the men were arrested when a property was searched after the vehicle was stopped.

The PSNI's Organised Crime Unit said that the UK Border Force had intercepted a number of parcels which were destined for addresses across Northern Ireland in the last 12 months and that a house in Dungannon had been searched in relation to those packages.

Detective inspector Kelly from the Organised Crime Unit said: “These arrests are in keeping with our commitment to tackle the scourge of drugs, and are a result of combined and ongoing efforts with colleagues in UK Border Force and Immigration.

“Drugs wreak havoc and devastation on individuals, families and communities. Those involved in the illegal supply of drugs don’t care about the heartache they cause. Indeed, their only concern is to line their own pockets.

“I would appeal to anyone with information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, about the supply of illegal drugs to contact police immediately on the non-emergency number 101.”

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