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Police recover drugs after car stopped in south Belfast

Police arrested two people

POLICE recovered drugs with an estimated street value of £6,500 after stopping a car in south Belfast.

A police patrol in Carryduff had signalled for a car to stop shortly before 1am today.

When the vehicle failed to do so, police pursued the car, stopping it in the Lisnabreeney Road area.

Following a search of the vehicle police seized a quantity of suspected class A drugs, with an estimated street value of approximately £6,500.

A PSNI spokesman said: "A 40-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including possession of a class A controlled drug and possession of a class C controlled drug with intent to supply and a number of driving offences including dangerous driving.

"In follow up searches, two properties were searched in the Greyabbey and Castlereagh areas, which resulted in the arrest of a woman aged 35 on suspicion of possession of a class A controlled drug with intent to supply.

"Both the male and female have since been released on bail pending further enquiries."

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