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Man and woman arrested over NI £1m cannabis haul

The drugs haul found in south Belfast is estimated to be worth £1m. Credit: Pacemaker

Cannabis worth an estimated £1m has been seized by police in Belfast and a man and woman have been arrested.

The haul was uncovered during searches in the south of the city on Thursday, as part of an investigation into the supply of illegal drugs in Northern Ireland.

A 37-year-old woman was arrested in Stranmillis, while a 48-year-old man was arrested in the Lisburn Road area.

They both remain in police custody.

PSNI Detective Inspector Pete Mullan said: “The seizure of these drugs has removed a substantial amount of cannabis and prevented £1m from falling into the hands of organised criminals who profit from others’ misery.

“We are committed to tackling the issue of drugs and would appeal to the public to speak to us if they have any concerns or information regarding drugs in their area. The number to call is 101.”

Information can also be passed anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.