Man charged after estimated £180,000 of suspected cocaine seized in Belfast


A large haul of suspected class A drugs has been uncovered in Belfast.

The consignment, estimated to be worth £180,000, was discovered in the Kilcoole Park area of north Belfast on Friday evening just after 6pm.

A 56-year-old man was charged on Sunday with being concerned in the production of class A controlled drugs, being concerned in the supply of class A controlled drugs, possessing class A controlled drugs with intent to supply, and possession of a class C controlled drug.

Detective Chief Inspector Colin Gillis said in a statement that a number of mobile phones had also been seized.

He said: “I know tackling the scourge of drugs is something the local community want us to focus on and this operation highlights our determination to do so.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.