MAN TO FACE COURT OVER £50K CASH AND DRUG HAUL

A 37 year old man is due in court following a proactive policing operation in the South Belfast area on Friday, July 24.

He has been charged with a number of drug related offences.

The suspect is due to appear before Belfast Magistrates’ Court this morning, Saturday, July 25.

As is usual procedure all charges will be reviewed by the public prosecution service.

Sergeant Matt Boucher said: “Officers from the South Belfast Neighbourhood Policing Team carried out a search at a house in the area on Friday afternoon.

“A quantity of suspected herbal cannabis and amphetamine, along with around £50,000 in cash and a BMW car, was seized as a result.

“The man was arrested on suspicion of possession of criminal property, possession of a class B controlled drug and possession of a class B controlled drug with intent to supply.

“Tackling the illegal supply and use of drugs continues to be a priority for police and seizures such as this demonstrate our ongoing commitment to removing illegal drugs from our society.

“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.”

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