Trio arrested over drugs searches

Trio arrested over drugs searches

Three men have been arrested after police carried out drugs raids in Belfast and Lisburn.

The searches took place in north and west Belfast and Lisburn on Thursday evening.Two men, 30 and 32, were arrested after a car was stopped in the Old Brewery Lane, off the Glen Road, in west Belfast.Around 50kgs of suspected class A drugs, thought to be used as a mixing agent, were found and seized.A short time later, a 64-year-old man was arrested in the north Belfast area.Searches were carried out at a house there and several items were seized.A property was also searched in Lisburn, however, no items were removed.The three men were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A controlled drug and encouraging or assisting offences.One of the men, the 32-year-old, was charged on Friday afternoon with conspiracy to supply a class A controlled drug. He is expected to appear before Belfast Magistrates' Court on Saturday. The other two are currently assisting police with their enquiries.

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