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drugs scooped PSNI seize £80k in cash, cars, jewellery and suspected drugs in Belfast

“People who bring drugs and items into our communities don’t care about the pain and misery that’s caused. They only care about the significant profits they can make, which can fund lavish lifestyles and the ability to purchase designer goods."

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£80,000 in cash was seized during searches

£80,000 in cash was seized during searches

£80,000 in cash was seized during searches

Police investigating organised crime have seized £80,000 in cash, a quantity of suspected class B drugs and made two arrests following the search of a vehicle in south Belfast last night.

Officers were alerted to the vehicle while they were on patrol in the Edinburgh Street area at around 6pm.

They stopped the BMW and searched the car, locating suspected cannabis in it with a street value of around £10,000.

A 29-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman were both arrested on suspicion of possession of a class B controlled drug with intent to supply and possession of a class B controlled drug.

They have since been released on bail pending further enquiries.

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Officers seized suspected class B controlled drugs

Officers seized suspected class B controlled drugs

Officers seized suspected class B controlled drugs

Later in the evening officers conducted a follow-up search at a property in the Annadale area, where they seized £80,000 in cash as well as high-end jewellery and clothing.

A further quantity of suspected class B drugs was seized along with drug-related paraphernalia and electronic items.

Two cars were also seized as part of the officers’ enquiries.

Chief Inspector Gavin Kirkpatrick said: “People who bring drugs and items into our communities don’t care about the pain and misery that’s caused. They only care about the significant profits they can make, which can fund lavish lifestyles and the ability to purchase designer goods.

“Any information the public provides regarding the sale or consumption of drugs can sometimes be the final piece in the jigsaw that enables us to carry out searches. This information gives us the chance to remove drugs and other harmful substances from our community and put those responsible before the courts.

"The information may lead to the start of a new investigation, but no matter how seemingly insignificant, with the continued help and support of the community, we will continue to address this issue as a priority. I want to take this opportunity to appeal to anyone with information about the supply of illegal drugs, or anyone who has concerns, to get in touch with us on 101."

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