Further arrest over £410k drugs find

Further arrest over £410k drugs find

Police have made two further arrests in connection with the seizure of £410,000 worth of cannabis found during searches of homes across Belfast.

Police uncovered the drugs following raids on properties in the north, south, east and west of the city on Wednesday and Thursday.A large factory containing £330,000 of cannabis plants was discovered at Hughenden Avenue.It came after linked searches at Greenville Road uncovered £60,000 of the drug, while a further £20,000 was seized from the Evelyn Avenue area.Police believe the operation was run by a major criminal gang in the city.On Friday a 30-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman were arrested by detectives from the PSNI's Serious Crime Branch.Two men, aged 25 and 48, and a 39-year-old woman have also been arrested on suspicion of drugs trafficking offences.All five are currently in custody assisting police with their enquiries.

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