Three arrested after police make £380k cannabis seizure

Police have seized 380k worth of cannabis in Lisburn.
Police have seized 380k worth of cannabis in Lisburn.

A 48-year-old man and two women, aged 29 and 63, have been arrested by detectives from PSNI’s Criminal Investigation Branch following the seizure of £380,000 worth of cannabis in Lisburn.

Detective Inspector Pete Mullan said: “The arrests were made after detectives stopped two vehicles in the Ferguson Drive area this afternoon.

“This proactive operation is part of ongoing efforts to disrupt organised criminality and the supply of drugs into Northern Ireland, and keep people safe.

“All three individuals remain in custody this evening assisting us with our enquiries.”

Alliance Lagan Valley MLA and Justice spokesperson Trevor Lunn congratulated the PSNI on the seizure of the drugs, saying: “The seizure in Lisburn of cannabis worth £380,000 shows how effective intelligence led policing can be. The PSNI is to be congratulated on taking these drugs off our streets and hitting the pockets of criminals.

“Anyone with information about drug dealing should pass it to the police on the 101 number, or anonymously to the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.”