Man charged with intent to supply Class A drug in Belfast


A man has been charged with possessing a Class A drug with intent to supply.

The PSNI has seized a cache of drugs, made up of Class As and Class Bs, after stopping a car in Belfast.

It was found following a search which then took place in the Belmont Road area of east Belfast in the early hours of this morning.

The haul was initially estimated to be worth £30,000.

Police later increased this to £75,000.

Sergeant Michael Barton said initially: “A 21-year-old man and a 31-year-old man were arrested following the discovery of a small amount of drugs after police stopped a vehicle on the Castlereagh Road late yesterday evening (Monday).

“Police then carried out searches of two properties in the early hours of this morning and found a significant amount of suspected class A and B drugs...

“Both the arrested men are currently being questioned at a police station in Belfast.

“Police are determined to remove illegal drugs from circulation and will act on any information which is provided to us.”

They did not specifically say what type of drugs they were.

Later, the PSNI said a 31-year-old man had been charged with “possession of a class A controlled drug, possession of a class A controlled drug with intent to supply, possession of a class B controlled drug and possession of a class B controlled drug with intent to supply”.

The 21-year-old man who was also arrested has since been released on police bail pending further enquiries.