The cannabis seized at Belfast Port.


Detectives from the Paramilitary Crime Task Force and Belfast Harbour Police have seized herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of £1.25 million at Belfast Port this morning, Sunday 7th April. 

A 41-year-old man, arrested on suspicion of possession of Class B controlled drugs and possession of Class B controlled drugs with intent to supply, remains in police custody. 

Detective Chief Inspector Ray Phelan said: “This is a major haul of cannabis which would have ended up on the streets of Northern Ireland.

“Losing this amount of drugs will be a huge loss to the organised crime group behind this importation. 

“I should add that this significant search, arrest and recovery of drugs highlights the ability of strong partnership working with key stakeholders to tackle this type of organised criminality. 

“And I would to appeal to anyone who can help us identify suspects or provide any information about suspected drug dealing in their area to call the non-emergency number 101. Alternatively, information can also be given anonymously to the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111."

You can also submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via

Meanwhile, anyone who thinks they might have a problem with alcohol and/or drugs and would like to get help can visit This also includes details of services available for individuals affected by someone else’s drinking and/or drug misuse.