THREE MEN CHARGED OVER £600K CANNABIS BUST

Three men due at Belfast Magistrates Court charged over £600,000 drugs seizure in Glengormley

Three men due at Belfast Magistrates Court charged over £600,000 drugs seizure in Glengormley

DETECTIVES have charged three men after a covert surveillance operation seized £600,000 worth of cannabis on Thursday.

Officers from the PSNI’s Organised Crime Branch swooped during an alleged ‘hand over’ of the drugs in the Ballyrobert and Corr’s Corner area of Glengormley.

The men have been charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act with possessing the drugs and possessing the drugs and intending to supply class B drugs.

Two of the men have also been charged with supplying class B drugs.

All three are to face Belfast Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

It is the latest blow police have dealt to those involved in Northern Ireland’s drugs trade.

On Wednesday, the PSNI revealed that over £83,000 worth of cannabis plants after officers smashed three cannabis factories in north Belfast.

Four people – three men and a woman – were arrested over the seizures.

The three men had been charged with cultivating plants valued at over £83,000 and due to appear in court late this month.

The woman has been freed pending further inquires.

During a house search connected to the woman, police recovered herbal and cannabis resin with a street value of over £10,000 along with a sum of cash and drug paraphernalia.

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