Police seize £5,000 worth of heroin

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

Saturday, 18th August 2018, 7:33 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th September 2018, 8:19 pm

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

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.”