£300,000 worth of herbal cannabis seized in Newtownabbey

  • 03 March 2016

£300,000 worth of herbal cannabis seized in Newtownabbey

Detectives from Reactive and Organised Crime Branch have seized an estimated £300,000 worth of herbal cannabis in Newtownabbey.

The drugs were found during a search of commercial premises yesterday.

A 30 year old man has been arrested and taken to a Belfast police station for questioning.

Detective Inspector Sean Taylor said: “Officers have also searched properties in Randalstown and Ballymena and our enquiries are continuing. This is the latest in a series of unrelated drugs seizures this week which brings to total value recovered since Monday to more than £1 million. We are aware of the threat posed by illegal drugs and are determined to use every opportunity to take these substances off the streets and bring anyone involved in their sale, supply or distribution before the courts.”