POLICE investigating the suspected criminal activities of an organised crime gang carried out a search in the Short Strand area of east Belfast this morning (Tuesday 23rd November).
During the search, a small quantity of Class A drugs was recovered, along with a quantity of cash.
A man aged in his 20’s was arrested on suspicion of possession of Class A controlled drug, being concerned in the supply of Class A controlled drugs and possession of criminal property. He remains in custody at this time.
A follow up search at another property in the area resulted in the recovery of a number of prohibited weapons, including a Conducted Energy Device (CED) disguised as a knuckle duster and a crossbow.
Enquiries are ongoing.
Detective Inspector Sweeney said: “The possession and supply of drugs within communities should not, and indeed will not, be tolerated.
“Today’s arrest, and drugs’ and weapons seizure, reflects our ongoing commitment to safeguarding local people.
“I’m keen to thank the community for their continued support and would encourage anyone with information, or concerns, to contact us on 101.
“A report can also be made using the online reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport.
“Information can be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”