Police reveal value of substantial haul of cannabis and cocaine seized in Belfast

Herbal cannabis and cocaine that was seized in the Duncrue Street area of Belfast on the evening of Wednesday February 8 has an estimated street value of approximately �160,000. Pic by Press Eye Ltd
Herbal cannabis and cocaine that was seized in the Duncrue Street area of Belfast on the evening of Wednesday February 8 has an estimated street value of approximately �160,000. Pic by Press Eye Ltd

Police have revealed the value of the suspected herbal cannabis and cocaine that was seized in the Duncrue Street area of Belfast yesterday has an estimated street value of approximately £160,000.

Two men aged 28 and 31 currently remain in custody.

Herbal cannabis and cocaine that was seized in the Duncrue Street area of Belfast on the evening of Wednesday February 8 has an estimated street value of approximately �160,000. Pic by Press Eye Ltd

Herbal cannabis and cocaine that was seized in the Duncrue Street area of Belfast on the evening of Wednesday February 8 has an estimated street value of approximately �160,000. Pic by Press Eye Ltd

They were arrested following the seizure of suspected herbal cannabis and cocaine after a car was stopped in the Duncrue Street area of Belfast yesterday evening.

The car was stopped at approximately 8.15pm and the vehicle along with the drugs were seized and recovered.

The two men have both been arrested on possession and supply of drug offences and are currently assisting police with their enquiries.

Police carried out further searches following the arrests

A search was carried out in the Eglinton area and mobile phones were seized.

An Garda Siochana searched two houses in Co Donegal and seized a further amount of suspected herbal cannabis with an estimated value of £20,000, a quantity of cash and drug paraphernalia.

Detective Inspector Tom McClure from the PSNI’s Reactive and Organised Crime Branch said: “I believe that this intervention has struck a blow to the activities of an organised gang involved in serious drug criminality.

“The PSNI is committed to making Northern Ireland a hostile environment for those in our community who are involved in serious drug crimes. We will seek to identify them, arrest them and place them before the courts.

“Anyone with any information about drugs or any illegal activity should contact police on the non-emergency number 101 or information can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”