Man charged after west Belfast searches

Police carried out pre-planned searches on Friday.

A man arrested during police searches of the Lower Falls area of west Belfast has been charged with drug offences.

Saturday, 17 November 2012
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The 33-year-old was detained by the PSNI on Friday as part of Operation Echinus which was launched earlier in the week to target crime and anti-social behaviour in the area.

He has been charged with possession of a class B controlled drug and possession of a class B controlled drug with intent to supply.

He is due to appear at Belfast Magistrates' Court on Thursday, 13 December.