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Arrests after ‘large amount’ of prescription drugs seized

Police arrested two people.

Two people have been arrested after a large quantity of prescription drugs were found during police searches in north Belfast.

Pregabalin tablets, along with drugs paraphernalia and a cocaine press, were seized on Thursday night.

A man aged 46 and a 51-year-old woman were detained by officers from the Paramilitary Crime Task Force.

They are being questioned by detectives.

Police said they are committed to removing and disrupting the illegal supply of drugs in Northern Ireland.

“We know that drugs can ruin lives and line the pockets of organised criminals, and we are determined to disrupt these criminal gangs,” a spokesperson said.

“We are committed to making Northern Ireland a hostile environment for those in our community who are involved in serious drug crimes.

“We will continue to target all paramilitary groups and disrupt their illegal activities which only serve to blight the communities they operate in.”

Information can be passed to the PSNI on the non-emergency number 101.