Police have arrested a man on suspicion of a number of drugs related offences following searches in south and east Belfast yesterday, Saturday 23rd July.
Shortly before 6.20pm, local officers stopped and searched a male in the Pakenham Street area, and located a quantity of suspected Class A and Class B drugs. At follow up searches at address in east Belfast a large quantity of suspected Class A drugs with an estimated street value in excess of £600,000 was recovered.
A 34-year-old male has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class A controlled drug, possession of a Class A controlled drug with intent to supply, possession of a Class B controlled drug, assault on police, and resisting police.
He remains in police custody at this time.
Superintendent Gerard Pollock said: “We are committed to reducing the harm caused by drugs in our city centre by targeting those involved in the supply of drugs and making Belfast city centre a safer place to work and visit because we know it remains a priority for our communities.
"We have increased officer patrols in the city centre during the day and at night to address street level drug dealing and providing reassurance to the public. Alongside this we are supporting partners efforts to address the systemic issues of homelessness and addiction associated with drugs use in the city centre.
"To help us play our part we need the public’s help and I would ask you if you have information, no information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, about the supply of illegal drugs to contact police immediately at www.psni.police.uk/makeareport or on 101. Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.”