The Paramilitary Crime Task Force have charged three men following the discovery of a large quantity of controlled drugs.

It follows searches in east Belfast and Newtownards.The men, aged 71, 48 and 44 have been charged with possession of a Class B controlled drug with intent to supply.

The 71 year old has also been charged with possessing criminal property.

The trio are due to appear at Belfast Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 9 January 2020.