DETECTIVES from the PSNI’S Organised Crime Branch have charged a 34 year old man arrested in North Belfast yesterday afternoon with dealing in class A drugs cocaine and conspiracy to supply class cocaine.
He is due to appear at Craigavon Magistrates Court tomorrow, Wednesday 22 October.
The arrest is in connection with the seizure of £225,000 cocaine in the Lisburn area on 22 May 2014.
It is understood he s the fourth person charged in relation to this particular seizure in Lisburn.
A decision to prosecute brings to 18 in total the number of people charged in connection with the investigation linked to 6 drugs seizures in Northern Ireland over the past year worth over £2 million.
Police believe at the pinnacle of the organisation was a man who survived two murder plots at the hands of dissident republicans.
Declan ‘Deccy’ Gallagher, who is originally from Derry but hiding out in Manchester for four years, was described in court last week as the ‘principal person’ of an organised crime group accused of flooding Northern Ireland with cocaine.