Detectives from PSNI’s Organised Crime Unit have arrested a man, aged 51 and a woman, aged 36 following searches yesterday, Tuesday 11th August.

Three premises, two in south Belfast and one in east Belfast, were searched and a quantity of class B drugs with a street value of £50,000 were seized alongside a substantial sum of cash.

The arrests are part of an ongoing investigation relating to the seizure of drugs and cash in Belfast and Heathrow Airport recently.  These seizures have a combined potential street value in the region of £3.5 million.

Detective Sergeant Kelly said: “These overall seizures demonstrate our commitment to removing illegal drugs from our communities and tackling the funding of organised criminal gangs across the country. We aim to disrupt their activities at every opportunity.

“We urge anyone with information about any criminality linked to drugs to contact police on 101 or anonymously through the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111, which gives people the power to speak up and stop crime and help us keep your community safe.

You can also submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/

Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/

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