Published Friday, 18 April 2014
The men were arrested in north and west Belfast. (© UTV)
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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