Arrest made after discovery of £140,000 worth of cannabis

Dublin's Health Minister Simon Harris has given the green light for the use of cannabis in certain circumstances. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Dublin's Health Minister Simon Harris has given the green light for the use of cannabis in certain circumstances. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

PSNI officers from Belfast City Police District Support Team have arrested a 37 year old man on suspicion of the importation and possession of cannabis, following the seizure of £140,000 worth of cannabis.

Detective Inspector Andy Dunlop of the PSNI Organised Crime Branch said: “The man was arrested earlier today in the Ainsworth Avenue area of Belfast after great work by District colleagues acting on their investigative suspicions.

“His arrest follows the seizure of cannabis with an estimated street value of £140,000 by the officers from a nearby vehicle.

“We are also conducting follow-up searches and liaising with other law enforcement partners. The seizure again reinforces the determination of PSNI to keep people safe by preventing controlled drugs from reaching the streets.

“I believe it may be linked to an earlier seizure when a 52 year old male was arrested and £200,000 worth of cannabis found at an address in the Donegall Road area of Belfast on 2 March 2017.”