Three arrested and £300,000 worth of drugs seized in Belfast

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Three men have been arrested after an estimated £300,000 worth of drugs were seized in Belfast. 

It follows searches at three locations in North and West Belfast yesterday evening. 

Officers searched a parked car outside a commercial premises in west Belfast after three men were spotted acting suspiciously, 

A large quantity of suspected cocaine was discovered and the suspects aged 33,37 and 43 were arrested. 

The car was also seized. 

Follow up searches were conducted and a further quantity of suspected class A and class C drugs, cash and drug paraphernalia were recovered. 

The suspects are assisting police with enquiries.

Inspector James Murphy said, “Police remain fully committed to tackling the scourge of drugs in our communities and we will continue to proactively investigate and carry out searches linked to the drugs trade.

“The very simple reality is that the sale, supply and consumption of these incredibly harmful drugs is doing nothing but ruining lives and lining the pockets of organised criminals. 

"We are determined to disrupt their activity and anyone involved in the drugs trade. 

"Anyone tempted to become involved in illegal drugs should be under no illusion; we will seek to identify them, arrest them and place them before the courts.

“I again repeat our appeal to anyone who can help us identify suspects or provide any information about suspected drug dealing in their area to call the non-emergency number 101. Alternatively, information can also be given anonymously to the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111."

“If you or someone you know might have a problem with drug and/or alcohol misuse, please visit www.drugsandalcoholni.info where you can find information about services and help in your local area.”

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