NI man arrested after a seizure of £900k of cannabis.
A man has been arrested after a police seizure of cannabis that has an estimated street value of £900k.
In a joint operation, the police, the Border Force, and Immigration and Enforcement carried out searches in Belfast, Banbridge, and Lisburn.
One man has been arrested and is being questioned by the police in relation to the seizures.
Detective Inspector Pete Mullan said:
“As part of our investigation into the supply of illegal drugs, detectives from Organised Crime Unit, assisted by their colleagues in Border Force and Immigration and Enforcement searched a number of properties in Banbridge, Lisburn, and Belfast. These are significant seizures and demonstrates our commitment to removing dangerous drugs from our communities. Many people who spend money on a casual transaction at the weekend think that it isn’t harming anyone else; the reality couldn’t be further from the truth. Not only is it illegal to purchase these drugs but it fuels the local drug trade which causes irreparable damage and loss to many families and individuals whose lives it destroys.”
NI man arrested after a seizure of £900k of cannabis
He added that the PSNI will continue to investigate those “who profit from the misery and harm caused by illegal drugs.” He finished his statement by asking for help from the local community. “I would appeal to the public to contact police if they have any concerns or information regarding drugs in their area by calling 101. Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”
While the legalisation of cannabis is being considered in the Republic of Ireland after the bill passed in Canada, Northern Ireland still has some of the harshest drug laws in the United Kingdom.