Suspected heroin with an estimated value of £150,000 recovered and man arrested
Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Organised Crime Unit have arrested a man and recovered suspected heroin with an estimated value of £150,000.
Detective Sergeant Brian O’Neill said: “The man, aged in his forties, was arrested at Belfast International Airport following a proactive policing operation. Officers also carried out a number of follow-up searches at properties in the greater Belfast area.
“As part of this operation, a quantity of suspected Class A and Class B controlled drugs was seized and has been taken away for further forensic examination.
“He remains in custody at this time, where he is being interviewed in relation to a number of offences, including importing a controlled drug, possession of a Class A controlled drug with intent to supply, possession of a Class B controlled drug and fraudulently importing a Class A controlled drug.
“We, as a Police Service, are committed to tackling criminality, including the scourge of drugs. We are all too familiar with the devastation and misery caused by such criminality and we continue to focus our efforts on removing illegal and dangerous drugs and targeting those involved in their sale and supply.
“We will continue to make Northern Ireland a hostile environment for those involved in dealing in drugs and organised crime within our communities.
“I would encourage anyone who has any information about the use or supply of illegal drugs to contact police on the non-emergency number 101 with any information they have.
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.
Anyone who thinks they might have a problem with alcohol and/or drugs and would like to get help can visit www.drugsandalcoholni.info. This also includes details of services available for individuals affected by someone else’s drinking and/or drug misuse.