Suspected heroin seized during proactive operation

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Police in north Belfast have seized suspected heroin with a potential street value of more than £5,000.

The haul was located after a vehicle was stopped by officers on Allworthy Avenue during a proactive operation on the evening of Friday 17 August.

A passenger in the car was arrested and subsequently questioned on suspicion of possession of class A drugs and possession of class A drugs with intent to supply.

The seized drugs will now undergo forensic testing.

Sergeant Walsh said: “Tackling the supply and use of dangerous illegal drugs like heroin is a priority for us and operations like this one demonstrate our ongoing commitment to tackling the scourge of drugs in our society. I would encourage anyone who has any information about the use or supply of illegal drugs to contact police on the non-emergency number 101 with any information they have.”