Woman arrested after suspected firearm seized in west Belfast

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A woman has been arrested after a suspected gun was found at a house in west Belfast during a police raid. 

It followed the seizure of a quantity of suspected class A drugs which were found when police stopped a car in the south of the city at around 4pm yesterday.    

A 24-year-old woman and a 36 year-old-man were arrested on Upper Crescent. 

Police then conducted a follow up search in the Colinvale area which resulted in a 37-year-old woman being detained on suspicion of possessing a firearm.  

A PSNI spokesperson said: "Shortly after 4pm police observed a male and female acting suspiciously in a car on Upper Crescent in south Belfast.

"Police stopped the car and, following a search of the vehicle and the occupants, recovered a quantity of suspected Class A controlled drugs.

"The 24 year old female was arrested on suspicion of a number of drugs offences.  She was interviewed and subsequently released on police bail pending further enquiries.

"The 36 year old male was arrested on suspicion of possession of a class A controlled drug and possession of a class A controlled drugs with intent to supply.

"During a follow-up search of a house in the Colinvale area of west Belfast police recovered a suspected firearm and a quantity of suspected drugs. 

"A 37 year old female was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm in suspicious circumstances. 

"She remains in police custody at this time.

"The 36 year old male arrested earlier was further arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm in suspicious circumstances and remains in police custody at this time."

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