ANTI-TERROR COPS RAID WEST BELFAST HOME OVER DISSIDENT REPUBLICAN ACTIVITY LINKED TO DRUG DEALING

DETECTIVES from the PSNI’s Terrorism Investigation Unit tackling drugs related criminality carried out a planned search of a property in West Belfast today, Thursday, August 9.

The searched was carried out under the 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act.

Following the search a quantity of suspected cannabis was found.

As a result a 47 year old man was issued with a Community Resolution Notice for Possession of a Class B controlled drug.

Detective Inspector Andrew Hamlin, Terrorism Investigation Unit said: “Officers from TIU are committed to bringing terrorism in all its forms to an end.

“Be under no illusion, paramilitary linked criminality at any level destroys peoples’ lives and harms our communities.

“We all need to take a stand.”

Detective Inspector Hamlin added: “We are committed to tackling and disrupting criminality linked to violent  dissident republicans.

“I would encourage anyone with information to contact the police on 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.”

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