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Pensioner among three charged after drug raids

A 71-year-old man has been charged with possessing criminal property and possession with intent to supply class B drugs.
Aoife Moore, PA

Three men, including one in his seventies, have been charged following drug raids in Belfast.

Detectives from the Paramilitary Crime Task Force found a significant quantity of controlled drugs following searches in east Belfast and Newtownards.

A 44-year-old man has been charged with possession of class A and B drugs with intent to supply and two further counts of possession of class B drugs.

A 48-year-old man has been charged with two counts of possession of class B drugs and two further counts of possession of class B drugs with intent to supply.

A 71-year-old man has been charged with possessing criminal property and possession with intent to supply class B drugs.

The men are due to appear at Belfast Magistrates' Court on January 9.

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