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Cannabis Worth £1.25 Million Seized by PSNI Deals a Blow to Organized Crime

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The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has delivered what they call a “huge blow” to organized crime by intercepting a large shipment of cannabis at Belfast Port in a major operation. Detectives from Belfast Harbour Police and the PSNI’s paramilitary crime task unit carried out the £1.25 million seizure early on Sunday morning.

Following the seizure, a 41-year-old male was taken into police custody and charged with possessing and intending to provide Class B prohibited substances.

Detective Chief Inspector Ray Phelan underlined the significance of the operation, saying that stopping the large amount of cocaine would seriously interfere with the activities of the organized crime group that was importing them.

DCI Phelan emphasized the value of collaboration in the fight against organized crime and urged anyone with knowledge of drug-related activity to come forward. In order to combat such crimes, he underlined the need of community cooperation and urged people to get in touch with the police anonymously by calling 101 or through the Crimestoppers organization.

In addition, the PSNI directed those seeking help and support services connected to alcohol and drug abuse to as a reference.

The aforementioned operation highlights the continuous endeavors of law enforcement agencies to counteract drug trafficking and organized crime, so underscoring the significance of cooperation and community involvement in guaranteeing the safety and security of the communities in Northern Ireland.

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