Suspected drug dealers are arrested

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A number of arrests were made last week after police in Lisburn were alerted to suspected drug dealing in the city.

Officers from Lisburn and Castlereagh District Support Team responded to reports of suspected drug dealing at Lisburn Railway Station at approximately 6pm on the evening of Wednesday April 13.

One male was identified and subsequently arrested on suspicion of a number of drugs offences including possession of Class A and C controlled drugs, possessing Class A and C controlled drugs, supplying Class A and C controlled drugs and resisting police.

A second male and a female were located a short distance away walking through Wallace Park.

Officers detained these two persons and recovered a quantity of suspected heroin with an estimated street value of £400.

They were both arrested on suspicion of a number of drugs offences including possession of Class A and C controlled drugs, possessing Class A and C controlled drugs and supplying Class A and C controlled drugs.

During a further search of an address in Lisburn a quantity of diazepam tablets and other as yet unidentified substances were recovered.

The three suspects, two males aged 24 and 25 and a 36 year old female were interviewed and released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Commenting following the arrests, Inspector Mark Robinson said: “This is an example of how information from the community enables us to focus our resources where and when they are needed most. Lifting the phone and making the call works.

“We will follow up any information provided by the community and can assure everyone of confidentiality when they make that call.

“I would appeal to any members of the public who witnessed this incident or who has any information to contact police or the independent charity Crimestoppers quoting the reference number 1027130416.”

Police in Lisburn can be contacted on the non-emergency number 101. Alternatively information can be passed to the police anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.