Three charged after £84k drug raids in Dunmurry

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Over the past month police in Dunmurry have recovered £84k of drugs and made four arrests resulting in three men charged to court.

During operations at residential premises at the Alina Gardens, Colin Mill and Cherry Walk areas of Dunmurry, cannabis was recovered, three arrests were made and two men charged with drugs offences.

Two cannabis factories were discovered at residential premises at the Ashley Park area, and a 37-year-old man was charged to appear at Lisburn Magistrates Court this month following a cannabis factory find at the Aspen Walk area.

Police said that together with a cannabis seizure of £320,000 from a house in the Cloona Manor area and the charging of a 29-year-old female and 28-year-old male for drugs offences, they have had great success in the area.

Inspector Peter Brannigan said :”I would like to congratulate all of the officers in Dunmurry Neighbourhood Policing Team, who through a number of different roles have made a substantial recovery of drugs and arrests in the area. An excellent working relationship between officers and the local community has lead to issues of concern being raised to police, which have subsequently resulted in these significant arrests and seizures.

“Taking these drugs off the streets and bringing those involved before the courts provides public reassurance in police tackling drugs in Dunmurry. Drugs destroy lives and a scourge on society. The information received to our Neighbourhood Policing Team officers have played an important role in these seizures and arrests. Officers will continue to tackle the issue of drugs and would appeal to all members of the community to report any suspicious activity to police on the non-emergency number 101.”