Intercepted £120k drugs parcel leads to arrest in east Belfast

A suspected drugs haul worth around £120,000 has been recovered after Border Force officers intercepted a parcel and subsequently searched a house in east Belfast.


On Tuesday, the PSNI said a 35-year-old woman has been arrested by the Paramilitary Crime Task Force in the Cregagh area on suspicion of a number of offences, including the importation of a class B drug.

A police spokesman said: “This is an excellent example of partnership working between the Police Service of Northern Ireland and our partners at Border Force.

“As a result of our collaboration we have removed a large quantity of illegal drugs from the streets and prevented untold damage being caused to individuals and the wider community.

“Drugs harm our communities and cause misery to those who take them and their wider family circle.”

The spokesman added: “We will continue to work with the public and our partner agencies to seize illegal drugs and to prosecute those responsible.

“Anyone with information about any criminality linked to drugs should contact police on 101 or anonymously through the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111, which gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”