Items seized during searches in Belfast
Items seized during searches in Belfast

Officers from the Belfast Neighbourhood Policing teams, supported by police dog unit have seized a quantity of cash, suspected class B and class C drugs, and suspected counterfeit goods during searches in Belfast on Thursday, 30th May.

A number of properties were searched in the north, south and west areas of Belfast.

During these proactive searches, officers seized a sum of cash, suspected drugs with a street value of over £65,000, drug paraphernalia, 11,300 suspected counterfeit cigarettes and several crates of alcohol.

One person was arrested on suspicion of a number of drugs offences and has been released on bail to allow for further enquiries.

Chief Inspector Hanna said: “These joint searches demonstrate that drugs and organised crime are a cross-departmental priority for Police. We have all seen the harm that drugs cause, and the impact of addiction on individuals and families across Belfast.

“We will continue to target activity that we know is ultimately harming communities by removing dangerous drugs from our streets and disrupting criminal activity through searches and arrests, in order to make our communities safer.

“If you have any information about the use or supply of drugs you can contact police on 101, or submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at"